23 September 2017
Forty-five School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) from around the world will gather September 26 through October 24 in Marriottsville, MD, USA, for the 24th General Chapter of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
The theme of this Chapter is “Trust and Dare. Content with little, we joyfully direct our entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent.” The purpose of this meeting is two-fold: to give direction to the life and mission of the congregation for the future and to elect the general superior and the general councilors who will serve for a term of six years.
The sisters have asked all their members, associates, families, and friends to pray for them during this time of direction-setting and decision-making.
The sisters are most grateful for the solidarity shown to them and the prayers said for them as they continue to risk all they are and all they have for the sake of the mission of Jesus Christ.
Blessed M. Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger founded the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1833 in Bavaria. Today, it is an international congregation of apostolic women religious in community, with more than 2,500 sisters serving in 30 countries on five continents. Their mission, to deepen communion with God and among all people, is lived out in ministries focused on education. They educate with a world vision believing that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons.