The Constitutions describe the way of life of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur internationally. They include inspired goals for living out the Spirit, Mission, Spirituality and Governance of our Religious Congregation. The Constitutions have their origins in the rule life written by our Co-Foundresses, St. Julie Billiart and Françoise Blin de Bourdon in the early 19th century.
WHO WE ARE
“Julie named her Congregation the Sisters of Notre Dame as an expression of her love for Mary, woman of faith…” (Constitutions #8)
“We strive to grow ‘in the spirit of Mary, the virtue of Mary, the strength and power of Mary.’” (Constitutions #50)
WHERE WE SERVE
HOW WE SERVE
“Our Spirituality is apostolic in the tradition of St. Julie whose unique experience of prayer and action enabled her to find God’s presence everywhere and in a special way among the poor.” (Constitutions #44)