Foundation Day

Blessed Theresa Feast Day Prayer 2024

Today we rejoice in the Feast day of Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger and reflect on her legacy as it unfolds in the Call of the 25th General Chapter. Let us listen to the words from You Are Sent and let us pray with Theresa and The Call and Acts of the 25th General Chapter.

Foundation Day Prayer 2023 - Celebrating 190 years

Please join the School Sisters of Notre Dame in prayer and celebration of this year’s Foundation Day. May our prayer in communion with the entire congregation continue to root us in love, faith, and hope!

Foundation Day 2022

As we celebrate the founding of our congregation, may we faithfully follow the example of Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, our foundress, who placed her trust and hope in God. She dared everything and enabled in so many, the belief that God loves us all.

Foundation Day Video - 2021

We are proud to celebrate 188 years of SSND today! Engaged in a variety of ministries, SSND are educators at heart, believing the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. Regardless of where we come from or how we serve, we are all proud members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. #WeAreSSND
Blessed Mother Theresa

Foundation Day 2020 Prayer

“Loving God, on this day we turn to you in gratitude for the 187 hallowed years of the Congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.” Commemorate this year’s Foundation Day with the Foundation Day 2020 Prayer.
Foundation Day

2019 Foundation Day Prayer

We gather today, Sisters, Associates, and staff to reflect on our SSND heritage and re-commit ourselves to living a life of unity and communion with the Triune God and one another.

Foundation Day 2018 Video

In celebration of the 185th anniversary of our congregation, the Atlantic-Midwest and Central Pacific Provinces collaborated on the following video.
Mother Caroline Friess

Foundation Day Prayer 2018

The congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame came to life when God’s call found an answer in the hearts of people strong in faith, farseeing in vision, and courageous in action.