History

Congregational Beginnings  The Sisters of Notre Dame are members of an international congregation that began in Coesfeld, Germany in 1850. Two teachers, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling, cared for poor, neglected children whose families were unable to provide for them.  At the invitation and encouragement of Rev. Theodor Elting, the two women decided to continue their good work Read more…

Our Charism

The charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame is a deep experience of God’s goodness and provident care. In religious congregations, charism is the distinct spirit that directs and guides all members. The Sisters of Notre Dame share in the special gifts of the Holy Spirit given to our spiritual Read more…