Notre Dame Associates

Associate Vision/Mission Statement:

Associates of Notre Dame de Namur are psons called to the charism of St. Julie Billiart, making known God's goodness in their everyday lives. Associates deepen their relationship with God through their life of prayer and their relationships with others who share the charism and spirituality of St. Julie. Associates collaborate with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in their mission to reveal the goodness of God in the world.

Why Become An Associate?

Are you seeking meaning in your life?
Associates are nourished spiritually and feed a deep inner desire to grow and live out the spirituality of St. Julie. Associates exchange ideas, prayers, hopes and dreams with others who believe in the Gospel in the spirit of St. Julie.

Would you like to grow in your adult faith?
Associates live as faith-filled, compassionate, loving and caring Christian women and men who desire to proclaim God's goodness in all aspects of their lives. Associates are enriched, challenged and inspired by living out St. Julie's spirituality individually and collaboratively with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Come share your journey of faith as an Associate with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Barbara Markus
Director of Associates
[email protected]

Moving Forward

February 28, 2023

Provincial Sister Kathleen Harmon brings good news: “I am happy to announce that Associate Barbara Markus has accepted the position of Director of Associates. Barb brings both leadership and administrative skills to this role, as well as her years of experience as an

It’s why, too, I so appreciate the Sisters and the Associates, and am grateful to join with them in Live the Good retreats and Saturday Mornings of Spirituality. It’s why I’m a Eucharistic distributor and reader at Sunday Mass in the Sister’s chapel at Mt. Notre Dame, and why I enjoy small group meetings with Associates. Praying, working together, listening to one another helps us all to deepen our awareness of God in our lives.

Associates Tina Cook (left) and San Juanita " Janie" Hadley (right)

San Juanita Hadley became an associate in October 1999, under the leadership of Sister Virginia Scally, SNDdeN. She shared with us her thoughts on being an associate.

With you, we change lives

With the support of generous friends like you, we are able to continue our mission of educating and taking a stand with those in poverty— especially women and children.

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