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

On December 21, Maryland Associate Peg Smith made the SSND Indefinite Covenant, a lifetime commitment, at her mother’s home in Arnold, Maryland.  Peg’s mother, Lynne Killam, was present and joined in the prayer service.  Suzy Blackburn represented the Sisters of AMSSND in accepting Peg’s covenant.

By Associate Peggy Ann Russell 

Being part of a faith community, as an Associate, is a remarkable experience. Praying and socializing together is life-giving. Two good friends also became Associates, and I've become close to many others as well.

on the path to sainthood
For years, our very own Associate, Delores A. Moore, as part of the St. Ann Social Justice Committee, has been petitioning the pope to make a move regarding the first six African American Catholics on the path to sainthood.

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