Making Known God's Goodness...

Educating for Life

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), women with hearts as wide as the world, make known God’s goodness and love with and among people living in poverty, through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer.

Making Known God's Goodness...

Making Known God's Goodness...

Educating for Life

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), women with hearts as wide as the world, make known God’s goodness and love with and among people living in poverty, through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer.

Making Known God's Goodness...

Making Known God's Goodness...

Social Justice for All

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), women with hearts as wide as the world, make known God’s goodness and love with and among people living in poverty, through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer.

Making Known God's Goodness...

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"Ah! How good is the good God."

St. Julie Billiart expressed frequently her special gift of trust in God: « How good is the good God. » Today, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur make known God’s goodness on five continents.

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We Work to Enable People Living in Poverty

Each of Us Commits Her One and Only Life to Work with Others to Create Justice and Peace for All.

St. Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to make known God’s goodness, especially among the most impoverished and abandoned people in the world. Today, Sisters of Notre Dame work with refugees in London, street children in Nairobi, immigrant farm workers in Florida, AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe, the homeless in Haiti… and always, with women and children, who are among the most vulnerable.

News & Events

Stairway to Hope and Opportunity

Stairway to Hope and Opportunity

By Rebecca Twitchell In Lawrence, MA, big things happen and all with the grace of our Good God. In the city, an imposing brick building invites...

Ministry Widens Urban Outreach

Ministry Widens Urban Outreach

Sr. Gertrude Tonsi, SNDdeN (center) encourages the young women to show the clothing they made. By Sister Gertrude Tonsi, SNDdeN In 2009, the Centre...

Good Works

International Magazine

Good Works (October 2020)

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) to open Notre Dame Educational Centre (NDEC) in Malava, Kenya. Six Sisters, assisted by our aspirants and postulants, serve about 300 pupils, from early childhood to class 8. NDEC’s motto, Educating for Life, promotes St. Julie Billiart’s educational ideals of a holistic education.
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Gospel Reflections

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Luke 1: 26-38 Feast Day Reflection by Sister Anne Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN DOES IT REALLY MATTER? Mary, what are we to believe about you? How do we...

Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

Mark 1:1-8 Sunday Reflection by Sister Ginny Scally, SNDdeN In today’s Second Reading, we are assured that “the Lord is not being slow. The Lord is...

First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

  Sunday Reflection by Sister Marna Rogers, SNDdeN The Nobel Poet for 2020 is an American writer, Louise Gluck, of whom the Nobel Committee notes in...