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“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed and announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people.” Luke 4: 18-19

From the beginning of our congregation, the Sisters of Notre Dame, compelled by our love for Jesus and His mission, have responded to the needs of the times with courage and creativity. We salute the first missionary Sisters starting with Sister Maria Aloysia and Sister Maria Ignatia and their companions who ventured into the unknown to make known the love of God across the mountains and oceans. Each of us has a unique story that brought us here.

Blessed are we to be instruments of the mission of Jesus to bring God’s love and compassion to the four corners of the world.

We have received as our heritage
The apostolic spirit of St. Julie,
Sister Maria Aloysia and Sister Maria Ignatia,
which comes to us through the living tradition of our congregation.
‘We are sent, as they were, to be witnesses of Jesus Christ
who reveals the goodness of the Father.
In fulfilling our ministries,
we act in the spirit of simplicity,
seeking only God’s greater glory,
rather than on our own strength and plans,
so that Jesus Christ in his love
can minister through us.’
Constitutions, Article 65

We are present in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Far East and on every major continent to uphold strong prophetic and counter-cultural witness.

Houses Senior Sisters Juniors Sisters Total Novices
275 1982 153 2135 47


Sisters of Notre Dame:

Arusha, Tanzania:
Buseesa, Uganda:
Canoas, RS Brazil:
Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil:
Coesfeld/Mülhausen/Vechta, Germany:
Rome, Italy:
Incheon, South Korea:
Thousand Oaks, California, USA:
Covington, Kentucky, USA:
Chardon, Ohio, USA:
Toledo, Ohio, USA:
Patna, India:
Bangalore Province,