Become an Associate

You Are Invited!

“What matters is that you serve God not
as much as you want, but as much as is possible for you.”

Blessed Mary Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger Foundress, School Sisters of Notre Dame

In a spirit of joy, hope and reconciliation, Sisters and Associates together make Christ visible.

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.

Who can be an Associate?

What does it mean to be an Associate?

How to become an Associate

Associate and Pre-Associate Resources

Sharing the Vision

Our union with God, supported and fostered by our sisters in community, impels us to share with others our prayer and faith experience and to receive from them the richness of theirs.  ~ You Are Sent, General Directory 50

Associate Stories: MAP at the Border

Delores at the BorderIn August, I participated in MAP at the border in Douglas, Arizona and Mexico, spending a week with four SSND Sisters – Judy Bourg, Helen Jones, Lucy Nigh and Pat Ferrick. The goal of MAP is awareness; my intent was to render service. The greater service is to tell others, so that all may hear what is happen-ing in the lives of the disadvantaged. Seeing the “Wall” upfront, close and personal was painful.

Additional Associate Resources

NACAR (North American Conference of Associates and Religious) has announced a new opportunity:

NACAR is partnering with the University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) to offer discounted fees for sisters and associates interested in on-line learning opportunities.  NACAR members pay $50.00 per course/$40.00 per seminar, a reduction in fees of at least 50%.  Courses are offered in English and Spanish.