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!
In August of 2021, the School Sisters of Notre Dame living at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton engaged in a significant transition by moving into a senior living facility, The Watermark, in Bridgeport CT. Residents expressing an interest in getting to know more about us as a congregation. This Foundation Day, the Sisters invited residents and staff to a presentation on the Story of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
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.
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
On October 24, we will join Sisters, Associates and colleagues throughout the world to celebrate 188 years of fidelity to Blessed Theresa’s vision and charism. In communion and solidarity with the worldwide community present here and elsewhere, Ministry Services has prepared a prayer we can all pray together.
“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.
This year, this Foundation Day – with all that is going on here in this country and in so many places around the world, with all that is going on in our lives in this precious local community – it may be good for us to reflect on two simple questions...
Sisters share their Foundation Day events!
Enjoy these Foundation Day video messages from Sisters all over the world!
Sisters, Associates, and Province Staff enjoyed participating in NDP’s Foundation Day Liturgy and Celebration on Friday, October 18.
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.
In celebration of the 185th anniversary of our congregation, the Atlantic-Midwest and Central Pacific Provinces collaborated on the following video.
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.
Read the Foundation Day Prayer for 2017.