Who We Are
The School Sisters of Notre Dame, of the Central Pacific Province, are apostolic women religious who have been called to respond to those in need, particularly the poor, women, and youth. We are committed to education that leads to the transformation of persons and to reconciliation in our world today.
We are passionate in our ministry of education as teachers, missionaries, advocates for justice, pastoral ministers, and health care and social workers. We are agents of justice, peace, and integrity of creation as we work toward systematic change. As women of hope, we follow Jesus Christ striving for unity among all people.
On June 12, 2011, the Central Pacific Province was inaugurated when School Sisters of Notre Dame of the four provinces based in Dallas, Mankato, Milwaukee and St. Louis re-founded as one province for the sake of the Mission of God.
The Provincial Council of the Central Pacific Province was installed on June 12, 2011. Sister Mary Anne Owens serves as Provincial Leader.
The nine members of the council are pictured front row, left to right:
Provincial Councilors Sister Susan Jordan, Vicar Sister Marjorie Klein, Sisters Kathryn Frank and Joan DiProspere
and back row, left to right:
Provincial Councilors Sisters María Elena Ferrer-López and Carol Ann Prenger, Provincial Leader Sister Mary Anne Owens, Provincial Councilors Sisters Dianne Perry and Helen Jane Jaeb.
Central Province Office
Sancta Maria in Ripa Campus
320 East Ripa Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63125-2897
Our Lady of Good Counsel Campus
170 Good Counsel Drive
Mankato, MN 56001-3138
Notre Dame of Dallas Campus
P.O. Box 227275
4500 West Davis Avenue
Dallas, TX 75222-7275
Notre Dame of Elm Grove Campus
13105 Watertown Plank Road
Elm Grove, WI 53122-2291
Our Lady of Good Counsel Communities + Mankato, Minnesota
St. Mary of the Pines Community + Chatawa, Mississippi
Sancta Maria in Ripa Communities + St. Louis, Missouri
The Sarah Community + Bridgeton, Missouri
Notre Dame of Elm Grove Community + Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Our Lady of the Angels Community + Greenfield, Wisconsin