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

Date of installation is December 12, 2021.

Left to right:
Csermely  M. Irén nővér, provincial councilor/vicar;
Ivanics M. Andrea nővér, provincial leader;
Erős M. Renáta nővér, provincial councilor

With great joy we announce the result of elections in the Hungarian Province.

The Provincial Council for the Hungarian Province:

Provincial Leader:  Sister M. Andrea Ivanics

Provincial Councilor/Vicar:  Sister M. Irén Csermely

Provincial Councilor: Sister M. Renáta Erős

May God bless them in a special way for the next four years!

Installation was  on August  28, 2021.


The international Congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame supports and will actively participate in the Laudato Si’ seven year action plan. The soft start, or rollout, is on May 25, 2021 with the official launch on October 4, 2021. Click here to view the commitment in the different languages of the Congregation.

Students Elected to Shape the Future.

The SSND School in Szignum will play a leading role in a European Eco-Parliament. This student organization consists of an elected body from member schools in six different countries. Mátyás Hudákwill serve as the leader of the Parliament and Sara Dradic will be the vice leader. Both are from the SSND school in Szignum, Hungary.  You will find more information on the News page including an introductory video.

SEDOS Seminar: Living Green Mission

The SEDOS (Service of Documentation and Study on Global Mission) this year was online due to Covid-19 restrictions. It took place from 3 – 7 May 2021 on the theme: Living Green Mission, covering three main aspects of Education, Sustainability and Spirituality. Five SSNDs who participated in the seminar share their experiences and learnings.

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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 Gerhardinger.org in seven languages. Please download and share these prayers with all you know. You may also find the Panel presentation on Sowing Hope for the Planet: Creation Care Prayer, Sister Leetta Hammock SSND was one of the presenters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqgcZ6ISKO8 

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.

International Solidarity Reflection
Peace and Nonviolence
November 2021

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December 2021