Sisters of Notre Dame…Missioned to Incarnate the Love of our good and provident God


Chardon, Ohio
Província Imaculada Conceição
Established as Province in 2020
The Sisters of Notre Dame of the United States are united in one heart, one hope and one mission to proclaim God’s goodness and compassionate love for people of all faiths and cultures through a variety of ministries, both national and international, particularly serving those who are poor and marginalized.
On July 4, 1874, eight pioneer Sisters of Notre Dame arrived in the United States. Fleeing anti-Catholic legislation in Prussia, more than 200 sister had arrived in Ohio and Kentucky by 1880. Invited to serve German immigrants, the sisters soon expanded their ministries to include other ethnic groups in parish elementary and high schools.
Toledo, Ohio
Covington, Kentucky
By 1924, with more than 650 Sisters serving in dozens of locations, the Sisters of Notre Dame divided into three provinces, or administrative units, and sent the first SND missionaries to Los Angeles, which ultimately became the fourth United States Province in 1961. The sisters in each geographic area built their own administrative center and school and welcomed new members. From each location the sisters extended their education, healthcare and faith formation ministries across the United States and to new international missions.
Em 5 de julho de 2020, após nove anos de preparação, as quatro províncias dos Estados Unidos – Chardon, Covington, Thousand Oaks e Toledo – voltaram a ser uma única província.
As Irmãs continuam sendo forte presença em cada área geográfica, e seus amigos, associados, benfeitores e voluntários são parceiros importantes na história das Irmãs de Notre Dame, EUA, promovendo a missão ND em todo o país.
Thousand Oaks, California
  • Art/Craft-related Ministries
  • Adult literacy
  • Authoring Books/Writing
  • Catechesis/Faith Formation
  • Chaplaincy/Pastoral Care
  • Child Care
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Formation for Religious Life
  • Hispanic Ministry
  • Health Care
  • Hospice Ministry
  • Ministry with the Elderly/Homebound
  • Mission Support for SND Global Missions
  • Music Ministries
  • Outreach to the poor and homeless
  • Parish Ministries
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Social Service Ministries
  • Prison Ministry
  • Spiritual Direction and Retreat Ministry
  • Support/Administrative Services for the Province and the SND Congregation
  • Vocation Awareness Programs
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Sisters of Notre Dame
13000 Auburn Road
Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: 440/ 286-7101
Contact Sister

Sister Mary Patricia Teckman,
Vocation Team

Sister Mary Ruth Lubbers, SND –
Sister Valerie Marie Roxburgh, SND –
Sister Mary Kelley Rush, SND –
Sister Jennifer Marie Zimmerman, SND –
Associate Directors

Sister Mary Luann Bender, SND –
Sister Mary Regina Davala, SND –
Sister Mary Lisa Megaffin, SND –
Sister Frances Marie Penwell, SND –
Sister Mary Patricia Sipan, SND –



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