Celebrating 185 years of ministry

“Our goal is God because he alone is the reason for our existence.”

-Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger
Letter #5226, 1877

To celebrate the 185th anniversary of the founding of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the Central Pacific Province, Atlantic-Midwest Province and the Province of Africa developed a video featuring the poem, “Mother Theresa: Her Blessing” by Sister Maura Eichner, and photos from all three provinces.

 

Sister Sylvia Provost Teaching at RedemptoristAs the School Sisters of Notre Dame celebrate the 185th anniversary of their founding, they continue to faithfully follow in the footsteps of Blessed Theresa, their foundress, who sought God in all things. Join SSNDs in prayer this October, as they celebrate their 185th anniversary on Foundation Day.

The congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame was founded on October 24, 1833, when Blessed Theresa and two other women began a common religious life in Bavaria in present-day Germany. This new congregation came to life in response to God’s call to address social needs of the times through the education of girls.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame began as educators and continue as educators. Now located throughout the world, SSNDs serve in a variety of ministries, grounded in the concept of transforming the world through education in the broadest sense.

Read about the many ways our sisters continue their mission of education by visiting 185 Years of Ministry, 185 Stories by and about Sisters.

 
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  • SSNDs break bread with immigrants and refugees Five SSNDs showed their international sides by bringing donated bread to a potluck luncheon held by the International Institute in St. Louis. The luncheons promote cultural understanding by providing community members and recent immigrants and refugees with a casual setting to learn about each other.
  • SSND sisters and staff to Pedal Past Poverty Sisters and staff at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato, Minnesota, will again race to raise funds and awareness about homelessness in the area. In collaboration with Partners for Affordable Housing, they will participate in Pedal Past Poverty.
  • Photography and prayer Sister Kathleen Storms has found a way to pray and meditate through her photography. Focusing on nature and the colors of the season, her featured work will be the cover of the Eastern Iowa Regional Telephone Directory.
 

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