"How good is the good God!"
- St. Julie Billiart

St. Julie said these words thousands and thousands of times despite paralysis and poor health, dodging bombs and those who sought to kill her. Our smiling saint knew joy, gratitude, and that the power of God’s love and faithfulness would carry her through any storm.

These words have been echoed by the Sisters, in word and deed, for over two centuries as they’ve worked tirelessly to make God’s goodness known. Today, an ever-growing group of Live the Good Volunteers is joining forces with the Sisters to do the same.

At every LTG event, the goodness of God is present in each volunteer who shows up to lend a hand, whether caring for creation at Tikkun Farm or packing lunches for our brothers and sisters who are hungry. The goodness of God overflows as we reflect together and consider the impact the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur continue to have on the world, and how we can be a part of it.

Especially during National Volunteer Appreciation Month, we pause to say thanks to all in our SNDdeN Community who bring St. Julie’s words to life through acts of service. We are so very grateful to you for your willingness to say YES and do good together—though sometimes apart.

As COVID restrictions ease and life slowly starts to look a little like it did before shutdowns and quarantines, plans to do more good together are underway.

Please accept our deepest gratitude for your service and efforts to proclaim the goodness of God.

The Sisters continue praying for you. Please keep them in prayer as well.

With Gratitude,




Holly Schlaack
Director of Volunteer Engagement