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Who are SSND Associates?

Associates are women and men who desire to live Gospel values through a special relationship with the School Sisters of Notre Dame. They sense a call to share the spirituality or our foundress, blessed Mary Theresa of Jesus Gerhandinger.

Together, Associates and Sisters continue Christ's mission, respond to the changing needs of the Church, and strive to live the spirit, values and ideals of Blessed Theresa:

  • desire for union with God by doing God's will
  • longing for oneness of all in God
  • love of Eucharist
  • devotion to Mary, Mother of Jesus
  • spirit of prayer and sacrifice
  • love for and commitment to those in need, especially youth, women and persons who are poor
  • empowerment of others in reaching the fullness of their potential
For more information about becoming an Associate Member, please contact Pat Stortz at .
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