Charism can be defined as “A spark from the Heart of God dropped into the heart of the Foundress (or Founder) of a religious community to:
- be a gift to the Church
- illumine part of the Gospel
- attract others
- ignite the flame of a community
- build the Kingdom of God
- continue to burn as long as the Church needs it.
The following resources can aid in an exploration of the charism of Saint Julie Billiart and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Connections to the Charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur: This page includes a .pdf file of a PowerPoint presentation, the script that goes with the presentation and a handout. It can be adapted to a wide range of audiences.
Put This Cross On: the artist's explanation of the Notre Dame Cross that is the designated "habit" of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
The Themes is an electronic copy of a transcription of some of the talks given by Saint Julie to early Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.