About Us

We are teachers, administrators and counselors; we are librarians, lawyers and accountants. We are nurses, facilitators and therapists; we are ministers, volunteers and women of prayer. Regardless of where we come from or how we serve, we are all proud members of the Atlantic-Midwest Province.

Our Mission is to proclaim the good news as School Sisters of Notre Dame, directing our entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. As He was sent to show the Father’s love to the world, we are sent to make Christ visible by our very being, by sharing our love, faith, and hope.”


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    Our Jubilarians

    Each year, we honor and celebrate our sister Jubilarians. Jubilee is a special time to rejoice with our Sisters as they celebrate their 25, 40, 50, 60, 70, 75, or 80 years of faithful love and service to God.This Jubilee year of celebration and commemoration provides an opportunity for each Jubilarian to renew her vows and reflect on God’s boundless love. .Join us in celebrating our Jubilarian Sisters by sharing a story about a Jubilarian who has touched your life, or making a gift in their honor.

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    SSND History

    The congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame traces its beginnings to Bavaria (Germany) where, in 1833, Caroline Gerhardinger and two other young women began living a common religious life. Caroline, taking the religious name of Mary Theresa of Jesus, grounded the community in poverty and dedicated it to the Blessed Virgin Mary.


    AMSSND Province History

Our Sisters

Maureen McGoey
“There is nothing like the international congregation; it is such a gift and such a challenge,” Sister Maureen said. She is grateful to have participated in various programs held during her years in Rome, when Sisters and lay staff came from all over the congregation. “It was as if the world came...
We celebrate 10 years since the founding of the Province of Africa! Congratulations to our Sisters on this milestone. We give sincere thanks for their vibrant and important contributions in carrying on the tradition of Blessed Theresa to lift up others through education.

Our province and our congregation celebrated the perpetual profession of Sister Joan Pikiell at the Villa Notre Dame Chapel in Wilton, CT. Thank you to Sister Betty Koehn for providing her photos from this special day.