The Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) was founded by Julie Billiart and Françoise Blin de Bourdon in France in 1804 in the midst of the religious, social and political upheaval of the French Revolution. Their love of the good God and their friendship inspire Sisters today to make known also in our time, as St. Julie and Françoise did in theirs, that God is good.
We are women in relationship with God, each other, and people in many cultures. We commit ourselves …
- to stand with those living in poverty, especially women and children,
- to celebrate the gifts of many cultures,
- to educate for justice in our ministries, and
- to support one another in a simple, communal and prayerful life.
We are women of vision. We are unafraid of taking risks, to make credible the Gospel of Jesus today.
We collaborate in ministry with our co-workers, nationally and internationally, in efforts to assist people who are under-served. We minister as teachers, counselors, social workers, religious education directors, health care workers, lawyers, pastoral counselors and community organizers.