As a Sister

Sisters and Associates enjoying a retreat.
Sisters and Associates enjoying a retreat together in Carmel.

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, women with hearts as wide as the world, make known God’s goodness and love of the poor through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer. Continuing a strong educational tradition, we take our stand with poor people especially women and children, in the most abandoned places. Each of us commits her one and only life to work with others to create justice and peace for all.

A warm welcome to you who are exploring religious life and seeking to discern God’s call.

Sr. Jacinta Martinez
Sr. Jacinta, Vocations Contact

Having celebrated over 60 years as a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, I am happy to say that, for me, it’s a wonderful life and a perfect fit…from my days teaching science to young, eager minds to living in a faith-nourishing community with other Sisters to talking with young women who are considering religious life. I feel very blessed.

As you explore your call, I hope the stories, features, and photos on our website will whet your appetite to learn more about the Sisters of Notre Dame. I would love to hear from you!

Contact Sr. Jacinta at 650-722-1040 or