Learn more about how you can begin an associate relationship by building a connection with the School Sisters of Notre Dame, other associates and with Blessed Theresa and Mother Caroline.

Who can be an associate?

Associates logoWomen and men called to live Gospel values in the spirit and vision of Blessed Theresa, foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and within their own vocation.

People who

  • are 21 years of age or older.
  • share any faith tradition whose spirit is in harmony with SSND charism.
  • have a desire to share faith, prayer and dialogue with others in the SSND Community.

How did the associates program begin?

The School Sisters of Notre Dame began to explore the possibility of associates in 1970, as Vatican II called for a more active role for the laity in the Church. The first associate program in North America was initiated in 1976, with the first six associates accepted in 1977.

Where are associates located today?

Today, in the Central Pacific Province, more than 300 associates in 16 states, Guam and Japan, live the Gospel and spread the spirit of Blessed Theresa and Mother Caroline.

Why should I become an associate?

Associates and sisters develop a spiritual relationship mutually enriching and challenging each other to share their gifts, prayers and commitment to risk in faith as people of peace, hope, justice and love. The covenant relationship reflects unity and diversity to further the mission of Jesus in the spirit of Blessed Theresa.

How do I become an associate?

For more information about the associates program of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and/or to learn about associates in your area, please complete the request form below.

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How did you hear about the associates program:

Your submission will be sent directly to our co-directors of the associates program. This information will be used only for the purpose of contacting you with more information.

Thank you for your interest in the associates program and in the School Sisters of Notre Dame. We will be in touch with you soon.

Associates Program Co-Director:
Anne Carey, Associate

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