School Sisters of Notre Dame host online conversation about religious life

The North American Vocation Team (NAVT) of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) is hosting an online “Joyful & Alive Conversation” Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 4 p.m. EST (3 p.m. CST, 2 p.m. MST, 1 p.m. PST) via Zoom. Single women ages 18-45 interested in how to discover God’s invitations in their life and/or who are curious about religious life are invited to attend and bring questions. More information and registration for the Zoom link is available at  

SSND foundress, Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, once wrote, “Those who are free in God will always remain joyful and alive!” It is in this spirit that casual conversations were started to talk about being an SSND and how God blesses each of us to remain joyful and alive.

“Our periodic ‘Joyful & Alive’ conversations allow us to connect sisters with young women all across the U.S. and Canada,” said Sister Bridget Waldorf of the NAVT. “They provide an amazing opportunity to share our mission and charism with those who are seeking to better recognize and understand God’s presence in their lives.”

The NAVT accompanies young adults as they discern God’s call while informing them about the mission and charism of SSND, an international community of nearly 2,000 women religious founded in Bavaria in 1833. The SSND mission is to proclaim the Good News, directing their entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. Continuing the sacred work of their foundress, Blessed Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger, School Sisters of Notre Dame transform the world through education, giving special emphasis to women, young people and those who are poor. Learn more at