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

It was 1983, and Velma Sampson and her mom were touring the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Velma was anxious.  "I was not ready to leave home and stay on a campus of women from all walks of life. In fact, I was called a hermit at home. But when I stepped into a French class taught by Sister...

By Theresa Harvey

I have been involved with SSND for about 80 years. My parents helped the order in our parish and school.

I benefitted from their teaching from Grade 1 through High School. After that, I was very much involved with the Academy’s Alumnae...

By Sister Debbie Liesen, SSND

On Tuesday evening, June 11th, and Wednesday, June 12th, Associates from the Central Pacific and the Atlantic Midwest Provinces gathered via zoom to hear about The Call of the 25th General Chapter. 

It was a time of God’s...

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