Making Known God's Goodness...

Educating for Life

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), women with hearts as wide as the world, make known God’s goodness and love with and among people living in poverty, through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer.

Making Known God's Goodness...

Making Known God's Goodness...

Educating for Life

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), women with hearts as wide as the world, make known God’s goodness and love with and among people living in poverty, through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer.

Making Known God's Goodness...

Making Known God's Goodness...

Social Justice for All

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), women with hearts as wide as the world, make known God’s goodness and love with and among people living in poverty, through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer.

Making Known God's Goodness...

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"Ah! How good is the good God."

St. Julie Billiart expressed frequently her special gift of trust in God: "How good is the good God." Today, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur make known God’s goodness on five continents.

From the Desk of St. Julie Billiart


“We live in an age when priests are few and it is we who have to replace the missing ones. Fill yourself with zeal for religious teaching and the truth of God.

Julie Billiart

We Work to Enable People Living in Poverty

Each of Us Commits Her One and Only Life to Work with Others to Create Justice and Peace for All.

St. Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to make known God’s goodness, especially among the most impoverished and abandoned people in the world. Today, Sisters of Notre Dame work with refugees in London, street children in Nairobi, immigrant farm workers in Florida, AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe, the homeless in Haiti… and always, with women and children, who are among the most vulnerable.

News & Events

Zero Hunger November Theme

Zero Hunger November Theme

The world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. If recent trends continue, the number of people affected by hunger would surpass 840 million by 2030. According to the World Food Programme, 135 million suffer from acute hunger largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change and economic downturns.

Advent and Christmas

Advent and Christmas

As Advent fast approaches, the cry from the prophet Isaiah resounds across our world with greater relevancy and urgency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the economic, political, social unrest and uncertainty across our world, together with the devastating impact of climate change on our planet and our lives.