Making Known God's Goodness

Who We Are

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the United States are part of an international congregation of over twelve hundred Roman Catholic sisters, who were founded by St Julie Billiart. Our mission is to share the goodness of God with others, especially those most in need.

As a community, we follow the timeless message of the Gospel and the ongoing invitation of the Holy Spirit to respond to the needs of the People of God in our current time. Our life is one of prayer,community and action. Prayer is at the center of all we do and informs our shared commitment to reach out to those in need particularly people living in poverty, the vulnerable and abandoned.

In the United States, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are in every region of the country. We place special emphasis on educating for life in all its forms and serve elementary and secondary schools, adult education centers, colleges and universities, social service and pastoral care settings.

In addition, the vowed religious life, the Associates of Notre Dame have a special relationship with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Through prayer, relationships and ministries, Associates and sisters work together to reverence the earth and to create justice and peace for all.

The Notre Dame Mission Volunteer Program, (NDMV) founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1992, has been placing volunteers at sites nationwide to work alongside God's people, especially the economically disadvantaged. The volunteers accomplish this mission by promoting literacy and education.

For more information on joining the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as a Sister, Associate or Notre Dame Mission Volunteer/AmeriCorps member, please go to the Join Us button on the home page of this website. For more information about the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the United States and around the world,  please go to

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