Transforming the world through education


Welcome to the congregational website of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. We are an international Roman Catholic congregation of vowed women religious.

Our mission

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.

You Are Sent, Constitution of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 4

Latest news

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In the last years the Church and Catholics worldwide have made significant progress in their ecological conversion journey. Much remains to be done, but we have reason to rejoice and celebrate how much has happened so far. To do this the Vatican has created a series of prayers to celebrate the end of Laudato Si’ Year and the “soft launch” of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform (which will officially be launched in October.) You will find the prayers on the Shalom Network/JIPC page of Shalom Network/JIPC page of in seven languages. Please download and share these prayers with all you know.

On May 9 the Congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame celebrates with love and gratitude the life and death of Mother Theresa and our international unity. Each province has its own way of celebrating this day. On the Prayer Resource page you will find various expressions of gratitude.

Painting by Erich Klimek Munich Motherhouse

The Letters of Mary Theresa of Jesus  Gerhardinger are now available .
Click on here to access the 15 volumes.

New missionary partnership

Our new SSND Missionary Partnership in South Sudan




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Join us in praying for world peace.

Peace is the the fruit of justice and love. It is God’s gift to everyone, to the world. mír – paz – pace – pokój – Friede – peace – béke – 平和 – paz

Education for All

May we transform the world through education.

Spirit of Wisdom, open our eyes that we might see the needs of your people longing to learn; open our ears that we might hear the cry of your people hungry for truth; ...

open our hearts that we might embrace the yearning of your people thirsting for you. Keep us faithful to the vision of Blessed Theresa and Mother Caroline, that we might understand anew your Gospel call to transform the world. Amen

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