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The good Lord loves you so much that He cannot let anything happen that is not for your good.” (St. Julie)           “Our aim is to witness God’s goodness and provident care throughout the world today.” (Sr. Aloysia)

Welcome To Sisters of Notre Dame, Patna

We Notre Dame Educators of Our Lady of the Assumption Province dedicate ourselves

In 1959, the first affiliation was opened in Patna. Three Sisters were sent to start the foundation. They lived at Kurji Holy Family Hospital, as Notre Dame Academy building was not yet constructed. The first ministry the Bishop entrusted to the Sisters was to care for the little primary school at Kurji that had started in the annex building of Loyola Industrial School. In 1960, the Academy opened in a rented building at Pataliputra Colony. When a part of the Academy building was completed, classes were shifted from the rented building to the present location.



THE MISSION TO INDIA

The Sisters of Notre Dame to start a foundation

Christ the King Province, Cleveland, USA, was blessed with a good number of vocations. The province was bursting with missionary enthusiasm. There had been Invitations from Chennai in the South of India and from China to start missions. However, the World War I and World War II prevented the province from accepting these invitations. . In 1948, a clarion call came from Patna, India. Fr. Killian, brother of Sister M. Victorine SND, a Jesuit missionary in Patna, visited the provincial house in Cleveland. and spoke to Mother Mary Agnes, the provincial, about the possibility of a Notre Dame Mission to Patna. Following this, Rt. Rev. Augustine Wildermuth, SJ, Bishop of Patna, wrote a letter inviting the Sisters of Notre Dame to start a foundation in his diocese.



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Our Ministries

Every ministry is to be understood and lived in the context our common mission of leading all people to the fullness of life. As Sisters of Notre Dame we promote peace, justice and concern for the environment, in solidarity with our sisters and brothers throughout the world. (Cont. Dir. 61.1)



Education

The province has a network of schools, spread out in the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Assam, Delhi, Kerala and Jammu Kashmir.

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Health Care

Healthcare service began the very first year the pioneers arrived in Jamalpur. Initially, the patients, mostly from the villages, were cared for on the verandah of the Convent.

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Pastoral Care

Every Sister of Notre Dame is committed to the pastoral care of the people whom she serves. There are also a few Sisters who are full time pastoral workers, engaged in SSC

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Social Action

The province has a net work of social action centres and activities. From the very beginning of the mission, the Sisters of Notre Dame has been committed to the

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News

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28
May, 2022
First Profession, Jamalpur

 

1.    First Profession at Notre Dame Convent Chapel, Jamalpur, May 28th, 2022

 

 

 

The  Newly Professed Sisters M. Anamika, Sima,  Anu, Ankita, Bhavya, and Sunari  are seen in the  photo with Sr. M.  Tessy, the provincial and Sr. M. Chetana, Provincial of Visitation Province, Sr. M.  Prasanna, the Junior Directress and Sr. M. Vijita, the Novice Directress.

16
May, 2022
Perpetual Profession

Perpetual Profession: Provincial House Patna  May 16, 2022

 

 

Most Rev. Sebastian Kallupura, the Archbishop of Patna Concelebrated the Holy Mass with the priests.  The Newly professed Srs M.  Priti Luxom, Crecensia, Monika Soren,  Magdaleena and Monica Rose and are seen with Sr. M. Tessy the Provincial Superior and  Sister Mary Sujita, the Tertian Directress.

6
July, 2022
Entrance of the Postulants

 

In The Postulants’ Entrance Day was on July 6th, 2022.  

Eight postulants from the Assumption Province and four from the Visitation Province began this important stage of their formation on July 6th with a prayer service and an inspiring orientation talk by Sr. M. Tessy, the Provincial Superior. The postulants with Sr. M. Tessy and Sr. M. Jyotitya, the Postulant Director are seen in the photo. 

29
May, 2022
Investment of the Postulants

 

Investment of the Postulants:  Maria Bhavan, May 29, 2022

The newly invested novices-  Sisters Mary Premlata Salomi, Anisha, Sonia Manidra, and - are seen in the photo with  Sister Mary Tessy, the provincial Superior.

13
June, 2022
Juniors’ Summer Get-together

 

Juniors’ Summer Get-together: Patna, May 14- June 13, 2022

The Juniors were overjoyed in having their regular summer get-together this year.  The past two years they were deprived of this very valuable, enriching and formative experience because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

31
July, 2022
The International Jesuit Commission

 

Sister Mary Sujita, a member of the International Jesuit Commission for “The Role and Responsibilities of Women in the Society of Jesus” shared a photo of a  Zoom meeting  they had. Every two weeks the commission has such meetings for reflection and sharing. “I feel blessed and grateful” Sr. M. Sujita said, “ to be part of the Jesuit Commission and journey with the Society of Jesus as companions in mission.”

10
May, 2022
Congregational Pilgrimage

     

Congregational Pilgrimage: April 19- May 10th, 2022

   Our seven pilgrims- Sisters M. Veena, Priya,  Sunita A. Mallika, Nirupa, , Suchita, Sushmita-  treasure their experience of visiting  the Holy places in Coesfeld, Namur, and Rome.  Meeting Sister Mary Kristin and the Sisters at the Mother house and the older Sisters in the Infirmary in Germany were moving experiences for them. 

13
Aug, 2022
Notre Dame Academy, Patna makes a World Record

 

Notre Dame Academy Patna  made a World Record by making World’s Largest Rakhi.

 

The Rakhi was made on the theme of 75th Year of Independence, National Integrity, Communal Harmony, Proud Bihari, Proud Damian & Communal Harmony. 

The Rakhi was  808ft long and 60 ft wide.  A large 75 was placed over the tricolour sheets as it is the 75th Independence day.   A drone photography was done to capture the Rakhi in one frame. 

This attempt has been Awarded with the "INDIAN WORLD RECORD" by Indian Book of World Record.  This has motivated the students to do their very best in whatever they attempt to.

 







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