Kindred Hearts Ministries


As Sisters of Notre Dame we are ready to respond to a growing desire for spirituality among God’s people. All of us yearn for a deeper relationship with God and for Mary, Mother of the Church, to accompany us on our journey to holiness.  Kindred Hearts Ministries invites, encourages and supports you on your journey.

Our programs can be tailored to meet your group or individual needs. We invite you to join our email list to receive specific dates and regular updates about programs offered by Kindred Hearts Ministries at Notre Dame Center in Thousand Oaks and elsewhere. Email Sister Marie Paul Grech at  

Follow this link for dates and times of coming Kindred Hearts Ministry offerings Follow this link.

What we can do for you…


Prayer Experiences at Notre Dame Center

  • seasonal days and evenings of recollection
  • special prayer opportunities
  • opportunities for personal quiet and reflection
  • bereavement hospitality and support for individuals
  • book studies using contemporary and traditional resources


Ongoing Faith Formation

  • available for groups or individuals
  • scripture reflections and bible studies
  • spiritual resources
  • spiritual direction


Speakers and Facilitators

  • mission talks: several of our Sisters have had the privilege of serving in Uganda, Africa
  • vocation talks: we introduce the world of consecrated religious life to those who do not often meet sisters
  • speakers on a variety of spiritual topics


SND Charism Outreach for Schools

  • faculty and staff retreats
  • new teacher orientations
  • board and faculty resources



Email Sister Marie Paul Grech at Click here to download a brochure.

Praise From Others

Lisa Finn

“As a wife, mother, writer, daughter, sister and friend, I can sometimes go at a pace faster than is comfortable for everyone around me. Meeting once a week with Sister Marie forces me to put God in the limelight and everything else in the wings, at least for an hour. ” 

Will Ross

“The death of a loved one, particularly a spouse, can do many things. It can be a time of spiritual growth, and it was that for me. It is good to have guides, friends and prayerful companions on the journey. The Sisters of Notre Dame, Rosa Mystica Province, were there to help me.”

Julie Lyn

“The way I began to pray started to change, it wasn’t about me and what I wanted or thought I deserved… It was about how I could serve the Lord, what could I do to help. They  [the sisters] showed me that by giving, you get back tenfold and sometimes it’s even better than what you could ever expect.” 

Jackie Smith

“The sisters keep me updated with new programs and classes to expand my understanding and to learn more of the faith. They are a joy to be around and to know.”