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Mar
5
Fri
2021
Compassion: It Makes All the Difference – Online Lenten Retreat for Young Adults @ Online - Zoom
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm
Have you thought about how you can make a difference in the lives of people around you? This weekend online Lenten retreat for young adults, inspired by Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life by well-known author Joyce Rupp, will help you find ways of being a compassionate presence that can help make a difference. Through presentations, small group sharing, communal prayer, meditation and quiet times, Sister Mary Dean Pfahler, SND, a certified Boundless Compassion facilitator, invites young adult participants to open their hearts to themselves, to one another, to all living beings and to the earth! Mark your calendars now! To register or for more information, contact Sr. Jenny at vocations@snd1.org.
Mar
28
Sun
2021
Finding Hope in Holy Week
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you a young adult who is looking for a way to enter into the graces of Holy Week? Join well known author, Sister Melannie Svoboda, SND and the Sisters of Notre Dame Vocations and Young Adult Team for this Lenten Evening of Reflection as we find hope in Holy Week!

Please contact Sr. Jenny at vocations@snd1.org with questions or to sign up!

Jun
22
Tue
2021
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart
Jun 22 all-day
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart

“O how good is the good God!”

– St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Saint Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame, was canonized on June 22, 1969 by Pope Paul VI. She was beatified on May 13, 1906 by Pope Pius X. She was born on July 12, 1751 in Cuvilly, Picardy, France and died on April 8, 1816 at age 64 in Namur, Belgium. Saint Julie is the patron saint against poverty, bodily ills and disease.

Read more about her role in the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Our Founding Story.

See our Saint Julie Pinterest board for inspiration.

Jul
12
Mon
2021
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame
Jul 12 all-day
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Join us in celebrating the birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Saint Julie Billiart, “The Smiling Saint,” was born on July 12, 1751.

How Does Saint Julie relate to the Sisters of Notre Dame?

Though she is also known as the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she is related to our congregation which was founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany, by Sister Maria Aloysia (Hilligonde Wolbring) and Sister Maria Ignatia (Elisabeth Kühling). Here’s how…

In 1849, two young teachers, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling, befriended orphaned and neglected children and took them into Hilligonde’s home where they educated and cared for them. Both young women had been educated in the spiritual and pedagogical tradition of Reverend Bernard Overberg. The parish priest at Saint Lambert in Coesfeld, Westphalia who was their spiritual director, Father Theodor Elting, recognized the significance of their apostolate in the Church. He invited them to consider religious life and establish a congregation which would give them a more solid financial economic basis. Father Theodor Elting had found a similar apostolic aim in the congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort in The Netherlands. At the request of Bishop Georg Müller of Münster, three Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort traveled to Coesfeld in 1850 to give the two women preparatory training for religious life. The Amersfoort congregation had received their spirit and rule from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by Julie Billiart in 1804 (Happy Birthday, Saint Julie!). Under this guidance, the two young women, Hilligonde Wolbring to be known as Sister Maria Aloysia, and Elisabeth Kühling to be known as Sister Maria Ignatia, began their formation for religious life and discerned to continue their work as vowed religious.

In 1855, the foundation in Coesfeld became an independent congregation. From 1850 to 1855, the Sisters from Amersfoort introduced the steadily growing community in Coesfeld to the spirit and rule of the Amersfoort congregation as they had received it from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by St. Julie Billiart in 1804.

So there you have it! We are grateful for the foremothers of the Sisters of Notre Dame, which includes Saint Julie Billiart. Read more about Founding Story and check out our Saint Julie Billiart Pinterest board.

Jun
22
Wed
2022
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart
Jun 22 all-day
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart

“O how good is the good God!”

– St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Saint Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame, was canonized on June 22, 1969 by Pope Paul VI. She was beatified on May 13, 1906 by Pope Pius X. She was born on July 12, 1751 in Cuvilly, Picardy, France and died on April 8, 1816 at age 64 in Namur, Belgium. Saint Julie is the patron saint against poverty, bodily ills and disease.

Read more about her role in the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Our Founding Story.

See our Saint Julie Pinterest board for inspiration.

Jul
12
Tue
2022
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame
Jul 12 all-day
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Join us in celebrating the birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Saint Julie Billiart, “The Smiling Saint,” was born on July 12, 1751.

How Does Saint Julie relate to the Sisters of Notre Dame?

Though she is also known as the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she is related to our congregation which was founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany, by Sister Maria Aloysia (Hilligonde Wolbring) and Sister Maria Ignatia (Elisabeth Kühling). Here’s how…

In 1849, two young teachers, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling, befriended orphaned and neglected children and took them into Hilligonde’s home where they educated and cared for them. Both young women had been educated in the spiritual and pedagogical tradition of Reverend Bernard Overberg. The parish priest at Saint Lambert in Coesfeld, Westphalia who was their spiritual director, Father Theodor Elting, recognized the significance of their apostolate in the Church. He invited them to consider religious life and establish a congregation which would give them a more solid financial economic basis. Father Theodor Elting had found a similar apostolic aim in the congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort in The Netherlands. At the request of Bishop Georg Müller of Münster, three Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort traveled to Coesfeld in 1850 to give the two women preparatory training for religious life. The Amersfoort congregation had received their spirit and rule from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by Julie Billiart in 1804 (Happy Birthday, Saint Julie!). Under this guidance, the two young women, Hilligonde Wolbring to be known as Sister Maria Aloysia, and Elisabeth Kühling to be known as Sister Maria Ignatia, began their formation for religious life and discerned to continue their work as vowed religious.

In 1855, the foundation in Coesfeld became an independent congregation. From 1850 to 1855, the Sisters from Amersfoort introduced the steadily growing community in Coesfeld to the spirit and rule of the Amersfoort congregation as they had received it from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by St. Julie Billiart in 1804.

So there you have it! We are grateful for the foremothers of the Sisters of Notre Dame, which includes Saint Julie Billiart. Read more about Founding Story and check out our Saint Julie Billiart Pinterest board.

Jun
22
Thu
2023
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart
Jun 22 all-day
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart

“O how good is the good God!”

– St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Saint Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame, was canonized on June 22, 1969 by Pope Paul VI. She was beatified on May 13, 1906 by Pope Pius X. She was born on July 12, 1751 in Cuvilly, Picardy, France and died on April 8, 1816 at age 64 in Namur, Belgium. Saint Julie is the patron saint against poverty, bodily ills and disease.

Read more about her role in the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Our Founding Story.

See our Saint Julie Pinterest board for inspiration.

Jul
12
Wed
2023
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame
Jul 12 all-day
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Join us in celebrating the birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Saint Julie Billiart, “The Smiling Saint,” was born on July 12, 1751.

How Does Saint Julie relate to the Sisters of Notre Dame?

Though she is also known as the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she is related to our congregation which was founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany, by Sister Maria Aloysia (Hilligonde Wolbring) and Sister Maria Ignatia (Elisabeth Kühling). Here’s how…

In 1849, two young teachers, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling, befriended orphaned and neglected children and took them into Hilligonde’s home where they educated and cared for them. Both young women had been educated in the spiritual and pedagogical tradition of Reverend Bernard Overberg. The parish priest at Saint Lambert in Coesfeld, Westphalia who was their spiritual director, Father Theodor Elting, recognized the significance of their apostolate in the Church. He invited them to consider religious life and establish a congregation which would give them a more solid financial economic basis. Father Theodor Elting had found a similar apostolic aim in the congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort in The Netherlands. At the request of Bishop Georg Müller of Münster, three Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort traveled to Coesfeld in 1850 to give the two women preparatory training for religious life. The Amersfoort congregation had received their spirit and rule from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by Julie Billiart in 1804 (Happy Birthday, Saint Julie!). Under this guidance, the two young women, Hilligonde Wolbring to be known as Sister Maria Aloysia, and Elisabeth Kühling to be known as Sister Maria Ignatia, began their formation for religious life and discerned to continue their work as vowed religious.

In 1855, the foundation in Coesfeld became an independent congregation. From 1850 to 1855, the Sisters from Amersfoort introduced the steadily growing community in Coesfeld to the spirit and rule of the Amersfoort congregation as they had received it from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by St. Julie Billiart in 1804.

So there you have it! We are grateful for the foremothers of the Sisters of Notre Dame, which includes Saint Julie Billiart. Read more about Founding Story and check out our Saint Julie Billiart Pinterest board.

Jun
22
Sat
2024
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart
Jun 22 all-day
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart

“O how good is the good God!”

– St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Saint Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame, was canonized on June 22, 1969 by Pope Paul VI. She was beatified on May 13, 1906 by Pope Pius X. She was born on July 12, 1751 in Cuvilly, Picardy, France and died on April 8, 1816 at age 64 in Namur, Belgium. Saint Julie is the patron saint against poverty, bodily ills and disease.

Read more about her role in the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Our Founding Story.

See our Saint Julie Pinterest board for inspiration.

Jul
12
Fri
2024
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame
Jul 12 all-day
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Join us in celebrating the birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Saint Julie Billiart, “The Smiling Saint,” was born on July 12, 1751.

How Does Saint Julie relate to the Sisters of Notre Dame?

Though she is also known as the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she is related to our congregation which was founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany, by Sister Maria Aloysia (Hilligonde Wolbring) and Sister Maria Ignatia (Elisabeth Kühling). Here’s how…

In 1849, two young teachers, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling, befriended orphaned and neglected children and took them into Hilligonde’s home where they educated and cared for them. Both young women had been educated in the spiritual and pedagogical tradition of Reverend Bernard Overberg. The parish priest at Saint Lambert in Coesfeld, Westphalia who was their spiritual director, Father Theodor Elting, recognized the significance of their apostolate in the Church. He invited them to consider religious life and establish a congregation which would give them a more solid financial economic basis. Father Theodor Elting had found a similar apostolic aim in the congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort in The Netherlands. At the request of Bishop Georg Müller of Münster, three Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort traveled to Coesfeld in 1850 to give the two women preparatory training for religious life. The Amersfoort congregation had received their spirit and rule from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by Julie Billiart in 1804 (Happy Birthday, Saint Julie!). Under this guidance, the two young women, Hilligonde Wolbring to be known as Sister Maria Aloysia, and Elisabeth Kühling to be known as Sister Maria Ignatia, began their formation for religious life and discerned to continue their work as vowed religious.

In 1855, the foundation in Coesfeld became an independent congregation. From 1850 to 1855, the Sisters from Amersfoort introduced the steadily growing community in Coesfeld to the spirit and rule of the Amersfoort congregation as they had received it from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by St. Julie Billiart in 1804.

So there you have it! We are grateful for the foremothers of the Sisters of Notre Dame, which includes Saint Julie Billiart. Read more about Founding Story and check out our Saint Julie Billiart Pinterest board.

Jun
22
Sun
2025
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart
Jun 22 all-day
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart

“O how good is the good God!”

– St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Saint Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame, was canonized on June 22, 1969 by Pope Paul VI. She was beatified on May 13, 1906 by Pope Pius X. She was born on July 12, 1751 in Cuvilly, Picardy, France and died on April 8, 1816 at age 64 in Namur, Belgium. Saint Julie is the patron saint against poverty, bodily ills and disease.

Read more about her role in the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Our Founding Story.

See our Saint Julie Pinterest board for inspiration.

Jul
12
Sat
2025
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame
Jul 12 all-day
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Join us in celebrating the birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Saint Julie Billiart, “The Smiling Saint,” was born on July 12, 1751.

How Does Saint Julie relate to the Sisters of Notre Dame?

Though she is also known as the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she is related to our congregation which was founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany, by Sister Maria Aloysia (Hilligonde Wolbring) and Sister Maria Ignatia (Elisabeth Kühling). Here’s how…

In 1849, two young teachers, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling, befriended orphaned and neglected children and took them into Hilligonde’s home where they educated and cared for them. Both young women had been educated in the spiritual and pedagogical tradition of Reverend Bernard Overberg. The parish priest at Saint Lambert in Coesfeld, Westphalia who was their spiritual director, Father Theodor Elting, recognized the significance of their apostolate in the Church. He invited them to consider religious life and establish a congregation which would give them a more solid financial economic basis. Father Theodor Elting had found a similar apostolic aim in the congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort in The Netherlands. At the request of Bishop Georg Müller of Münster, three Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort traveled to Coesfeld in 1850 to give the two women preparatory training for religious life. The Amersfoort congregation had received their spirit and rule from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by Julie Billiart in 1804 (Happy Birthday, Saint Julie!). Under this guidance, the two young women, Hilligonde Wolbring to be known as Sister Maria Aloysia, and Elisabeth Kühling to be known as Sister Maria Ignatia, began their formation for religious life and discerned to continue their work as vowed religious.

In 1855, the foundation in Coesfeld became an independent congregation. From 1850 to 1855, the Sisters from Amersfoort introduced the steadily growing community in Coesfeld to the spirit and rule of the Amersfoort congregation as they had received it from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by St. Julie Billiart in 1804.

So there you have it! We are grateful for the foremothers of the Sisters of Notre Dame, which includes Saint Julie Billiart. Read more about Founding Story and check out our Saint Julie Billiart Pinterest board.

Jun
22
Mon
2026
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart
Jun 22 all-day
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart

“O how good is the good God!”

– St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Saint Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame, was canonized on June 22, 1969 by Pope Paul VI. She was beatified on May 13, 1906 by Pope Pius X. She was born on July 12, 1751 in Cuvilly, Picardy, France and died on April 8, 1816 at age 64 in Namur, Belgium. Saint Julie is the patron saint against poverty, bodily ills and disease.

Read more about her role in the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Our Founding Story.

See our Saint Julie Pinterest board for inspiration.

Jul
12
Sun
2026
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame
Jul 12 all-day
Birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Join us in celebrating the birthday of Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Saint Julie Billiart, “The Smiling Saint,” was born on July 12, 1751.

How Does Saint Julie relate to the Sisters of Notre Dame?

Though she is also known as the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, she is related to our congregation which was founded in 1850 in Coesfeld, Germany, by Sister Maria Aloysia (Hilligonde Wolbring) and Sister Maria Ignatia (Elisabeth Kühling). Here’s how…

In 1849, two young teachers, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling, befriended orphaned and neglected children and took them into Hilligonde’s home where they educated and cared for them. Both young women had been educated in the spiritual and pedagogical tradition of Reverend Bernard Overberg. The parish priest at Saint Lambert in Coesfeld, Westphalia who was their spiritual director, Father Theodor Elting, recognized the significance of their apostolate in the Church. He invited them to consider religious life and establish a congregation which would give them a more solid financial economic basis. Father Theodor Elting had found a similar apostolic aim in the congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort in The Netherlands. At the request of Bishop Georg Müller of Münster, three Sisters of Notre Dame of Amersfoort traveled to Coesfeld in 1850 to give the two women preparatory training for religious life. The Amersfoort congregation had received their spirit and rule from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by Julie Billiart in 1804 (Happy Birthday, Saint Julie!). Under this guidance, the two young women, Hilligonde Wolbring to be known as Sister Maria Aloysia, and Elisabeth Kühling to be known as Sister Maria Ignatia, began their formation for religious life and discerned to continue their work as vowed religious.

In 1855, the foundation in Coesfeld became an independent congregation. From 1850 to 1855, the Sisters from Amersfoort introduced the steadily growing community in Coesfeld to the spirit and rule of the Amersfoort congregation as they had received it from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, founded in France by St. Julie Billiart in 1804.

So there you have it! We are grateful for the foremothers of the Sisters of Notre Dame, which includes Saint Julie Billiart. Read more about Founding Story and check out our Saint Julie Billiart Pinterest board.

Jun
22
Tue
2027
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart
Jun 22 all-day
Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Julie Billiart

“O how good is the good God!”

– St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Saint Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame, was canonized on June 22, 1969 by Pope Paul VI. She was beatified on May 13, 1906 by Pope Pius X. She was born on July 12, 1751 in Cuvilly, Picardy, France and died on April 8, 1816 at age 64 in Namur, Belgium. Saint Julie is the patron saint against poverty, bodily ills and disease.

Read more about her role in the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Our Founding Story.

See our Saint Julie Pinterest board for inspiration.

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"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