Each year on May 9, School Sisters of Notre Dame celebrate the feast day of our foundress, Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, who died on this day in 1879. A woman of faith, longing for the oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent and ever seeking God’s will, Blessed Theresa founded the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Bavaria in 1833 in response to the urgent needs of her day. Her spirit and vision continue to guide and inspire all who join SSND in mission.
As we commemorate her feast day, please enjoy this short video with artwork depicting Blessed Theresa from around the world. Happy Feast Day!
More feast day celebrations
Feast day prayer from the Atlantic-Midwest Province.
Message and feast day card from the Central Pacific Province.
Message from the Province of Africa.