Africa, Asia, North America

About Us

Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, longing for the oneness of all in God, grounded the congregation in Eucharist, anchored it in poverty and dedicated it to Mary.


Meet Our New Sisters

"United and content with little, we go out into the whole world, into the tiniest villages, into the poorest dwellings, wherever the Lord calls us, to bring poor children the good news of God’s reign.” Blessed Theresa wrote these prophetic words in 1839 when the congregation numbered 14 professed sisters and nine novices. 

Today, School Sisters of Notre Dame continue to respond to God’s call in the 21st century. In the spirit of Blessed Theresa, they continue to educate in schools and in other areas where there is urgent need, to care for children and people suffering in poverty, to support and encourage women, and to work for justice and peace.

Blessed Theresa’s vision still resonates for today’s young sisters. In the 2014 edition of Trust & Dare magazine, we shared abbreviated reflections from some of our newly professed sisters in North America and Africa. We are pleased to be able to share their whole stories here.

Sister Limétèze Pierre-Gilles
professed August 2010

Sister Magdalene Akpan
professed July 2011

Sister Maria I. Gomez
professed June 2013

Sister Lucy Clement Etim
professed July 2013

Sister Eti-Ini Solomon Udom
professed July 2013

Sister Gloria Adoga
professed in July 2011

Sister Magdalene Philip Umoh
professed in July 2013

Sister Vera Owoh
professed in June 2013

Sister Judith Cheptoo Sambu
professed in July 2011
Sister Millicent Achieng' Oduor
professed in July 2013

Sister Terngu Emmanuel Sule
professed in July 2013


Transforming the world through education