The School was founded and supported by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
The Mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur is to make known God’s goodness... and educate for life.
The founding aims are :
- To make known God’s goodness and love of the poor through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer.
- To stand with poor people, especially women and children, in the most abandoned places.
- To work with others to create justice and peace
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - Spirituality
- Our Spirituality is a simple but profound belief that God is so very good.
- We share in an absolute trust in God’s active presence in all of life.
- We seek to follow the way of simplicity, obedience and charity that St. Julie set forth for us. As a community, we share our resources and talents. Together we respond to local and world needs, especially the needs of poor women and children.
- We are united by a common vision of the Gospel and a common call to follow Jesus. As Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Mary also holds a special place in our heart. In the words of St. Julie, we strive to grow "in the spirit of Mary, the virtue of Mary, the strength and power of Mary."
- We strive to be women of prayer – both personal and communal. Prayer is the essence of our lives. It fosters and enriches our life of faith and mission. We reach out in support and companionship to others on their faith journey.
From the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Constitutions (1989):
"We therefore strive to awaken in ourselves and in those with whom we work, a conscience which recognizes sin in its individual and social manifestations. We commit ourselves to that action for justice which makes real and credible the message of the gospel." (Article 22)
"We work with others to transform unjust structures and systems as we participate in creating new ways of relating which enable all to express more fully the goodness of God." (Article 23)
"Our spirituality is apostolic in the tradition of St. Julie Billiart, whose unique experience of prayer and action, enabled her to find God’s presence everywhere and in a special way among the poor." (Article 44)
Chapter Acts ' 69 : ... "We, Sisters of Notre Dame, will strive to find concrete means to promote social and racial integration."