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

LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award

LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award

Sr. Patricia (Patty) Chappell SND US East-West - Canonical Moderator In January 2020, Sr. Patricia (Patty) Chappell, SND US East-West Canonical...

Good Works

International Magazine

Good Works (March 2020)

The cover depicts the middle panel of the triptych, entitled Mystic, Martyr and Prophet of the Amazon by Sr. Janet Mullen, SNDdeN. This year, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Sr. Dorothy Stang’s martyrdom in Anapu, Brazil. Her life gives witness to the Mission of the Gospel, the Church and our Congregation.
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Gospel Reflections

Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Matthew 15: 21-28 Sunday Reflection by Sister Nina Vandamme, SNDdeN   This passage from the Gospel is about the faith of a Canaanite woman. She...

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Matthew 14: 22 - 33 Sunday Reflection by Sister Nancy Wellmeier, SNDdeN Jesus Walks on Water Perhaps, you, like Jesus, were looking forward this...