185 Years of Ministry, 185 Stories by and about Sisters


Nearly 185 years ago, Blessed Mother Theresa Gerhardinger established a community of women religious dedicated to education. In their vision, the renewal of society depended on the Christian family in which the mother, the first educator, had a key role. Thus, they chose the Christian education of girls – particularly those from the poorest towns and villages – as the vital service their community would offer. To read more click here

Do you feel called to share your story?

If you are an SSND, we would love to hear more about how you were called to be a Sister, what kind of ministries you have worked in during that time, or what you are doing now in Jesus’ name. If you were taught by SSNDs, or if your life was otherwise positively influenced by them, we would love to share your stories as well. To find out more click here

185 Stories by and about Sisters

These stories will be shared here and on our social media, with one story a day being presented from April 23 through our Foundation Day, October 24. That is 185 days of stories, in celebration of 185 years of SSND history. Please join us in this project and in celebrating the lives of the amazing women who have answered God’s call to become School Sisters of Notre Dame.  

We will be collecting and sharing your stories here as we go. You can email your story or questions  to comm@amssnd.org (photos appreciated)