Called to make visible the love of our
good and provident God

Sisters of Notre Dame

called to community for mission

Sisters of Notre Dame

transformed by our life of prayer

Sisters of Notre Dame

inspired by Mary

Sisters of Notre Dame

enlivened by a spirit of joyful simplicity

Sisters of Notre Dame Catholic Women Religious Vocations


We’re glad you are interested in learning about the Sisters of Notre Dame and consecrated religious life. You join the many faith-filled women who have gone before you on this journey.

Throughout the Scriptures we are reminded that God has a unique design for each of our lives. You can begin your journey by awakening to his call, and responding to it through prayer, exploration and discernment. We're here to support you wherever you are in your journey, and to help you envision your life's potential through Christ’s love. Contact us to start the conversation.

Get to know a few of the Sisters of Notre Dame in the United States and how they responded to the call uniquely. Today they live in joyful simplicity, united with a global community of nearly 2,000 Sisters of Notre Dame.

"O how good is the good God!"

- Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother

“The poorer and more neglected the little ones are, the greater the love with which we receive them.”

-Sister Maria Aloysia, Foundress

“That you have conversed with God should be evident in your loving manner to others.”

-Sister Maria Ignatia, Co-Foundress

"Our whole manner must show that is is worthwhile to give one's entire life for Christ."

- Sister Mary Raphaelita, Former Superior General

"What good is all the work if prayer does not draw down God's blessings upon it?"

-Sister Maria Aloysia, Foundress

"Have a heart as wide as the world!"

-Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother

"Only that which comes from the heart can reach the heart." 

-Father Bernard Overberg, Assisted in Founding the Congregation

"The value of prayer is tested not by the way we feel, but by the way we live." 

-Sister Mary Benedict, Former Provincial Superior