As a Sister


 “Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only in prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.”
-Pope Francis


In considering religious life, you join many faith-filled women who have gone before you on this journey. The path starts by discerning a call, and continues with exploration of community life and ministry in Christ. The Sisters of Notre Dame are here to meet you and support you no matter where you are in the journey, and to help you envision what is possible for your life through Christ’s love. We welcome vocation discerners at any time of the year for a visit. You are welcome to join with us for anything from evening prayer and fellowship to longer convent stays. To learn more about opportunities to experience our work and prayer contact Sr. Val Roxburgh, our Vocations Director. Through conversation with Sr. Val, you can explore ways to get to know the Sisters of Notre Dame, and determine what might be best for you. She can be reached at or 805-452-9699. Learn more about Sister Val.

Follow this link for the SND*USA Vocations website!

To get an in-depth look at the process of becoming a sister, follow our new blog Nuns In the Making!

In the news

Nicole Varnerin, a postulant with the Sisters of Notre Dame, was recently featured on SisterStory. Click here to read more.

The Sisters of Notre Dame were featured in the Acorn Newspaper! Click the link here to read the article.

What does the face of religious life look like? Click here to find out.

Our sisters were recently featured in The Tidings. Click here to read the full article.

“Religious life is a beautiful life.  There are ups and downs, of course, but that’s how it is in every life.  You always have the Lord with you and when you work for him, you will always be a success.” Sister Mary Anita, SND

“Religious life has offered me the support of the community and my sisters,.  They have given me opportunity after opportunity to grow personally, professionally and spiritually.  Now I treasure the opportunity to accompany the seminarians in priestly formation and encouraging them in the ways that I have been encouraged.  My hope is that they come to know Christ and themselves as deeply as they can while they are in formation.  It is a great life that I have and I can’t imagine why more are not coming to be with us for the journey.”  Sister Mary Leanne, SND

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Vision & Challenge | Spring 2017

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Loyola Productions recently produced a series of videos on consecrated life featuring Sisters of Notre Dame. Watch here and enter the password consecrated.

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