The National Sponsorship and Network Office provides a comprehensive array of materials to support mission integration and formation, educational programs on the SND heritage, and leadership development and board governance.

Heritage Materials

The Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame came into being in Coesfeld, Germany in 1850. In 1849, two young teachers, Hilligonde Wolbring and Elisabeth Kühling, befriended orphaned and neglected children and took them into Hilligonde’s home where they educated and cared for them.  Hilligonde became Sister Maria Aloysia, and Elisabeth, Sister Maria Ignatia.

Here you’ll find the resources you need to make our history come alive.

Leadership & Board Members Area

Prayer Archives

Here you will find prayers and spirituality resources to use for Foundation Day, daily classroom needs, and inspiration.

Our church in Coesfeld, Germany today.

Foundation Day

We celebrate the founding of the Sisters of Notre Dame on October 1st, in Coesfeld, Germany. For more information, activities, and resources click here


Catholic Social Teaching

Perspectives from the Sisters of Notre Dame

Serving Others, Bringing Hope