Your Support is Needed
United in one heart, one hope and one mission, the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) witness God’s goodness and provident care for all people. Your support will help us to continue ministering in these important areas.
The SND tradition of education is a proven way to combat poverty. More than 100 sisters work in schools and parishes as teachers, tutors and administrators. To assure the future vitality of our educational institutions, we continue to lead the National Education Office and partner with skilled lay persons in the planning and oversight of the schools. Learn more.
In 1949 our Cleveland sisters were impelled by a missionary spirit to share God’s love in India, through education and healthcare. Then in 1992 our Indian sisters began a mission in Tanzania, Africa; and in 2008 several sisters from our Chardon province became missionaries in Nicaragua, Central America. Daily thousands of lives are touched by our Notre Dame missionaries.
Sisters of Notre Dame throughout the world are committed to justice, peace and integrity of creation (JPIC). The Chardon province has an active JPIC committee. Its coordinator, Sr. M. Kathleen Ryan, SND, writes a weekly blog called Living Justly to raise awareness about these issues.
The Chardon province, sisters and associates, has taken a corporate stance on water for life, which leads the sisters to promote local and global actions that support safe drinking water for all people and put an end to unsustainable exploitation of water resources. Learn more.
To address a critical emerging issue, the sisters have partnered with other religious communities to end human trafficking. The sisters explicitly oppose the trafficking of women, children, and men for purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor. World-wide, there are 12.3 million people in forced labor and prostitution, including over 1,000 children and teenagers trafficked annually in Ohio. Learn more.
Our community is alive and welcoming new members all over the globe. The Sisters of Notre Dame are an international congregation with about 2,200 members in 17 countries on 5 continents. The Chardon province with more than 300 sisters is the largest of the 4 SND provinces in the United States.
When you support us, you serve God by helping us serve those who need us most. You show an act of love, one that multiplies as it spreads. You change lives, educate others, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, comfort the grieving, care for the sick and help those to find their way back to God. Lastly, you help us the Sisters of Notre Dame.