St. Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to make known God's goodness, especially among the most abandoned people and those living in poverty.
Many structures in society contribute to engendering and maintaining poverty throughout the world. We work to change these oppressive structures and to help people obtain adequate means for life and human dignity: food, clothing, shelter, medical care, work and education. We believe that education in varied forms is the best means for changing structures and improving the lives of individuals, families, groups and nations. We commit ourselves to education for life.