As Sisters of Notre Dame, we are called to be apostolic women religious.
We witness to God's goodness and provident care through a consecrated life of chastity, poverty and obedience.
Centered in Jesus Christ, united as a community in his love and in the spirit of Mary, we share a life of faith and joyful simplicity, ready to take up our cross daily in love.
Consecrated for mission in the Church, we serve people, especially those who experience poverty in its various forms, through education and other ministries. We place special emphasis on catechesis so that we may help others to grow in faith and confidence in God our Father.
(Prologue of the Sisters of Notre Dame Constitutions)
Missioned by the Church, we take part in her work of evangelization. In our common mission, we devote ourselves to our apostolic ministries as a way of leading people to the fullness of human and spiritual development. As an apostolic community, we participate in the life of the local Church and use the diversity of graces and gifts given us for the building up of the reign of God.
(Article 66 of the Sisters of Notre Dame Constitutions)