Join Us in Mission

The gift of a good education is one of God’s greatest gifts. Our foundress, Mother Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, recognized God’s call to found a religious community to respond to the needs of the times through education. She believed wholeheartedly that the transformation of one’s life came through the power of education – education in all forms, inside and outside of a classroom.  

The classroom setting may have changed in 190 years but the mission of SSND has not. Thank you for partnering with us in our continued mission to transform the world through education.

  • Become a Sister

    Our Ministry

    Engaged in a variety of ministries, we are educators at heart, believing the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. Some of our ministries include formal education, social services, parish and retreat ministry, health care and missionary service.

  • Become a Donor

    Ways to Give

    JOIN US IN MISSION – Make a donation today to help sisters continue to transform the world through education.

  • Become an Associate

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    We invite you to join us. As an Associate, you join with the School Sisters of Notre Dame in carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ in the spirit of Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, our foundress, to bring all into oneness with God and assist others to grow into the fullness of their potential.

Learn about our Associates

Request for 2024, Vol. 1, NewsLink Reflections

Sisters and associates are invited to share reflections on the following topic for the March 2024 issue of NewsLink:   


In a world where individualism is often celebrated, what can we...

On Sunday, October 1, sisters and associates gathered at Marian Village to celebrate the annual Recovenanting of seven Chicago area associates. During the ceremony, associate Alison Hudson shared a reflection on her experiences as an associate. Afterward, all enjoyed cake, beverages, and...
What does You Are Sent have to say to associates? “You Are Sent . . .for Mission” was Sister Rosemary Howarth’s message to AMSSND associates who gathered by Zoom on June 13 and 14.  In the initial session, Sister Rosemary placed the current Constitution within the context of the evolution of the...

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