School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) were founded in 1833 in Bavaria by Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger. Our mission is to proclaim the good news as SSND, directing our entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. Today we are an international congregation of women religious with nearly 2,000 sisters serving in 30 countries. Learn more at Gerhardinger.org.
Archdiocese of Chicago
Sister Catherine "Kits" Sarther (left) celebrates Sister Miriam Patrick Cummings on her 70th Jubilee in Chicago, June 2022.
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>>Watch this video from MOST '21 with sisters from the Chicago area.
>>See more photos from the Jubilee 2022 celebration in Chicago.
Diocese of Springfield
New SSND associates gather with sisters in Effingham, October 2022.
>>Read about our new associates in Effingham.
>>Sister Jane Boos works against human trafficking.
Diocese of Belleville
Some sisters in the Diocese of Belleville meet regularly for community time and support. The three in the front row - Sisters Carol, Joan and Theresa Markus - are biological sisters.