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.


Our Stories

School Sisters of Notre Dame continue to live the vision of Foundress Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger in a variety of ways. Our sisters share the stories of their call and their work.

Sister Gayle Hurban
Teaching forgiveness
Sister Barbara Paleczny, SSND
Sister Barbara Paleczny
Helping people to help themselves
Sister Mary Kay Brooks
Sister Mary Kay Brooks
Being of service to others
Sister Patricia Murphy, SSND
Sister Patricia Murphy
Transforming lives at Caroline Center

Sister Patricia Lange

Shakesepeare and Mercy: Ageless

Sister Carolyn Sur
Reflections on Mercy Versus Compassion
Door of Mercy Sister Sister Mary Alyce Lach photograph Sister Cathy Bonfield photograph
Sister Cathy Bonfield: Making mercy come alive for students Sister Mary Alyce Lach
Mindful of a need for mercy
Sister Cathy Bonfield
 Middle School Teacher 
Sister Virginia Brien Sister Beatrice Tanaka photograph Sister Eileen Reilly photograph
Sister Virginia Brien
Seamstress, Community Service Outreach
Sister Beatrice Tanaka
Principal Emeritus in Japan
Sister Eileen Reilly
SSND Representative to the United Nations


Transforming the world through education