Message from Provincial Superior
“We are the living Charism. We are the present and we are the future. The gift of our lives is the legacy of Notre Dame. “– 2010 G. C. Vision Statement pg. 4
We have a legacy that is 170 years old and the Sisters of Notre Dame continue to create a legacy by incarnating the love of our good and provident God in our world. Our charismatic gift to the Church and to the world is a deep experience of God’s goodness and provident care which permeates in our way of being and serving in the world.
Sisters of Notre Dame are engaged in various services making a difference in the field of Education, Social Service, Women Empowerment Programmes, Pastoral Ministries and Justice Peace and Integrity of creation activities. Our Superior General Sister Mary Kristin, SND says, “As service oriented apostolic religious, our contribution will be characterized by innovative actions which will meet the needs of our brothers and sisters in these changing times.” » Continue reading
About the Province
The Visitation Province Bangalore is the newest province of Sisters of Notre Dame world wide. our saintly pioneers from Chardon, Ohio, USA and our India Sisters both passionate missionaries, have been presenting to the society the best of education, holistic health care, spiritual assistance and family support since 1949. The ripple effect of Notre Dame education and other apostolic activities reached far and wide in country. Soon Notre Dame India Mission was ready to sent out missionaries to East Africa in 1992. The growing membership and affiliations and the increasing geographical distances necessitated in the formation of a new province for effective administration and expansion. ‘The provincial and Bangalore, Karnataka became its provincial administrative center.
The Coesfeld Foundation to which the Sisters of Notre Dame , India belongs is the third off-shoot of the congregation begun in Belgium, the second being The Sisters of Notre Dame Amersfoort, Holland. When the founding members, Hilligonda Wolbring and Elizabeth Kuling, with their characterizing joy and enthusiasm gathered around them the orphaned and abandoned children, a new branch of Sisters of Notre Dame was instituted in Germany.