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

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We’re glad you are interested in learning about the Sisters of Notre Dame and consecrated religious life. Many faith-filled women 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. The Sisters of Notre Dame are here to meet you and support you no matter where you are in your journey, and to help you envision what is possible for your life through Christ’s love.

"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