Formation and Commitment

Candidates for the Associate Relationship participate in a year of formation and prayer accompanied by sister-companions.

The candidates learn of

  • Our history
  • Our charism and spirituality
  • Our devotion to Mary
  • Our devotion to Eucharist
  • Our involvement in social justice

During a weekend retreat the candidates write a covenant describing how they personally will live out the charism, spirit and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

At a special liturgy, the candidates make their covenant and receive their associate pin.


  • Live out the charism according to their personal covenant
  • Participate in monthly faith sharing
  • Attend twice-yearly associate gatherings
  • Make an annual retreat
  • Participate in other spiritual, social, or service activities

Associate Co-directors: Sr. Regina Davala, Suzanne Gabric, SND Associate, and Sr. Mary John Paul Bobak

Sr. Patricia Sipan, Florida Associate Facilitator

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