Become a Notre Dame Sister
Answering the call to Consecrated Life is a way to fulfill one's baptismal consecration. Answering the call to join the Notre Dame Sisters is to enter into their mission of meeting the unmet needs of the time, through a lifestyle of prayer, simplicity, hospitality, service and risk.
Becoming a Notre Dame Sister is a process of mutuality and continued discernment with the Vocation Director:
The Inquiry Stage in which a woman expresses an interest in becoming a Notre Dame Sister and spends a period of time clarifying and responding to her personal vocational call, and her call to be a Notre Dame Sister.
The Candidature Stage (six months to two years) in which a woman comes to know herself more deeply as a unique person and as a Christian. She has the opportunity to experience the Notre Dame Mission and charism by living with a community of Notre Dame Sisters.
The Novitiate Stage (two years) in which the woman deepens her commitment to Christ, develops a Marian Spirituality, comes to an understanding of apostolic, vowed community life, solidifies her identity as a community member and as a woman of the church and learns how to integrate community, prayer and service.
The Initial Commitment Stage (three to five years) in which the woman professes for a temporary period of time the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and is initiated into the work of the congregation through a particular ministry.
The Permanent Commitment Stage in which formal training is completed but the woman is totally committed to on-going formation in spirituality, community living and apostolic works. "A Notre Dame Sister is called to be an apostle to the last moment of her life."
Become an Associate
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Become a Volunteer
There are many opportunities to volunteer either at Notre Dame or Seven Oaks at Notre Dame Living Community
Notre Dame: serve as receptionist, file papers for the Advancement Office, drive sisters to doctors' appointments or to social outings, assist with yard care, write letters for sisters who are unable to, teach computer classes, assist with setting up social events, community gatherings; assisting a sister in her ministry, etc. Simply contact the staff at 402.455.2994.
Seven Oaks at Notre Dame Living Community: drive residents to grocery shopping, lunches, excursions to museums; clean apartments for those who can't do their own; teach computer classes; assist with lawn care; teach classes in your area of expertise; walk pets; visit with residents, etc. Simply contact the staff at 402.451.4477.
Become a Donor
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