Our Stories

School Sisters of Notre Dame continue to live the vision of Foundress Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger in a variety of ways. Our sisters share the stories of their call and their work.


Sister Gayle Hurban
Teaching forgiveness

Sister Barbara Paleczny
Helping people to help themselves

Sister Mary Kay Brooks
Being of service to others

Sister Patricia Murphy
Transforming lives at Caroline Center

Sister Patricia Lange
Shakesepeare and Mercy: Ageless

Sister Carolyn Sur
Reflections on Mercy Versus Compassion

Sister Cathy Bonfield
Making mercy come alive for students

Sister Mary Alyce Lach
Mindful of a need for mercy

Sister Cathy Bonfield
Middle School Teacher

Sister Virginia Brien
Seamstress, Community Service Outreach

Sister Beatrice Tanaka
Principal Emeritus in Japan

Sister Eileen Reilly
SSND Representative to the United Nations