The School Sisters of Notre Dame have answered a call for women to make a
difference in the world…and we ARE making a difference.
Part of our ministry is to live community. Life in the SSND faith community
is a giving and receiving of love and respect, a living together in trust,
openness, sincerity, and forgiveness.
Within this community we are women of prayer. Prayer is the heart and
source of our union with God. Prayer brings focus to our personal and
The School Sisters of Notre Dame are also educators. For
us, education means enabling persons to reach the fullness of their
potential, helping them to develop a global vision based on Christian
values. While initially the congregation focused on teaching young women in
Catholic Schools, SSND ministries have expanded and changed along with the
world. This includes ministry work in schools, parishes, social service,
justice and peace work, and working with other cultures, both at home and
abroad. Currently we have Canadian Sisters ministering in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Northwest Territories, England, Africa and Italy.
You can click on any one of the names listed below to provide you with a
glimpse into a typical day of one of our Sisters lives and their ministry.
You will see that each is very different.
Sister Martha Fauteux
Sister Celeste Reinhart
Sister Eileen Lepinskie