As Sisters of Notre Dame we share in the special gifts of the Holy Spirit given to our spiritual mother, Julie Billiart, to our foundress, Hilligonde Wolbring, and to our co-foundress, Elizabeth Kühling. Hilligonde’s charism, a deep experience of God’s provident care, moved her to a compassionate love for others, especially poor children.
Through the formation, the living tradition, and the Constitutions which our first Coesfeld Sisters received from the Amersfoort Sisters, our congregation shares in the charism of Julie Billiart, a deep experience of God’s goodness:
“Ah, qu’il est bon, le bon Dieu!”
The charism of our congregation, a deep experience of God’s goodness and provident care, continues to be enriched by the creative fidelity of each Sister of Notre Dame.
Constitutions, Article 1