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

Earlier this spring, Deirdre Pike, SSND Associate (34 years!) had the privilege of traveling to Ottawa for a climate justice advocacy effort on Canada’s Parliament Hill. Working with the Office of Religious Congregations for Integral Ecology (ORCIE), Deirdre was one of eight people of various...

By SSND Associate Kathi Barth

On March 9, 2024, Sisters, Associates, and guests gathered for their annual Lenten Retreat.  This year’s leader, Sister Lorrita Verhey, SSND, chose the theme “Did You See him?” 

She first spoke of how those who saw Jesus after his resurrection did...

Do you know that the Associate relationship is an invitation to women and men who feel called to live the gospel values in the spirit and vision of Blessed Theresa, our foundress?

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