Sisters walk in a procession to Mother Caroline Friess' grave at Notre Dame of Elm Grove, Elm Grove, Wisconsin, in 2011.
God is with us in our common journey

The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) believe that God is with us in our common journey. However, there are many uncertainties Sister Helen Jane Jaeb shared, “Yet SSND know we are being cared for and our ministries will carry on the vision and mission of SSND for which our foundress, Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, was called by God. We know that God is still calling us to trust in this vision. We are grateful for all of you who are in our lives and that the legacy of SSND to care for others and for all creation will continue into the future.”
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SSND Central Pacific Province Formation. Candle lighting. The four former provincial leaders from the former provinces light one candle at the candle lighting ceremony on June 12, 2011.
Provincial leader reflects on 10 years

On June 12, 2021, the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) Central Pacific Province (CP) celebrates its 10th anniversary. This celebration marks 10 years since the Dallas, Mankato (Minnesota) Milwaukee and St. Louis Provinces came together as one, a decision based on the hope for a brighter future through shared resources. On a personal level, Sister Debra Sciano, provincial leader, talks about the final days of becoming the CP Province, “I remember being on an emotional roller coaster – from excitement to sadness and from elation to worry about the future.”
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Sisters at a Minnesota Twins game in 2010.
Nun versus sister, is there a difference?

Often times you hear or see the terms nun or sister used interchangeably. Sister Adaire Lassonde shares her thoughts on the difference in terms, “We say we had nuns/sisters for our education, or we are going to visit my aunt who is a nun/sister.” However, there is a difference between the two terms. The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) would be considered sisters based on the definition.
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The image features the cover of the second volumn of the  donor newsletter, released in June 2021. Sister are holding signs at Notre Dame of Elm Grove, Elm Grove, Wisconsin to stand for Peace and Unity.
Donor newsletter Vol. 2

Fostering a culture of peace and unity. In this issue the School Sisters of Notre Dame share stories and reflections behind their corporate stance on Gospel Nonviolence and Just Peace.

The grounds of Trinity Woods, a new residence being built for the sisters Milwaukee.
Trinity Woods in Milwaukee

See the progress of the new intergenerational housing at Mount Mary University for the sisters currently living at Notre Dame of Elm Grove in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.

Sisters work in cleaning up a garden in 2014, during the Notre Dame service day in Elm Grove, Milwaukee.
Donor Advised Funds

Many have established a Donor Advised Fund for charitable giving. If you have a fund, please consider a gift to the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND). We are grateful for your support of SSND.

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