Today’s ministries continue to highlight the importance of education, serving the poor and the underserved, providing pastoral care, addressing issues of peace and justice along with multiple social service programs.
North American Ministries
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur remain active in education and service in many areas throughout North America. Learn more
Prison Ministry in South Carolina
There are 21 state-Correctional Institutions in South Carolina. There are 19 for men and 2 for women. These Correctional Institutions do not include jails or detention centers – these facilities are located in each county. The CIs are defined as Minimum Security, Medium Security and Close Security. It has been almost three years since we
History of the Julie Community Center: serving Baltimore
The Julie Community Center (JCC) was established in 1975 by Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and residents of East Baltimore. Incorporated in September of 1976 as a 501 (c)(3), the Center has served the southeast and east Baltimore communities for over 40 years. The JCC has functioned as a partnership with the residents of
Sisters Academy of Baltimore: Quality Education for Girls
In the Fall of 2002, Sisters Academy of Baltimore emerged from an idea generated by the leadership of four Congregations of Religious Women – SSND, SNDdeN, RSM and CBS (Bon Secours). The idea was to initiate quality educational opportunities for young girls in SW Baltimore, MD – an area of extreme poverty. From that idea
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur carry on the vision of St. Julie Billiart in various regions of the world today. Learn more
Sister Mary Margaret Pignone at Kroonstad, South Africa
The Sister Mary Margarent Pignone, SNDdeN Media CenterNotre Dame St Peter’s School, Kroonstad, South Africa History The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) were invited by the then Ecclesiastical Administrator of the region, to Kroonstad, Free State Province, South Africa in 1907, to open a “boarding school for young ladies”. The school grew in
Ministry: Planting fruit trees and restoring the forest in Brazil
Anapu, Brazil: The farmers plan to restore the land’s production to food crops and orchards and replant species of the forest trees.
Agricultural entrepreneurship ministry in DR Congo
A farm near Kisantu: We train women and adolescents in entrepreneurial skills that will help them provide for themselves and their families.