Thought For The Month

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 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.

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)


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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Experience God's Presence

Jan, 2022
Provincial Chapter Logo

The Chapter Logo depicts the theme: “Renew the Face of the Earth, Cultivate a culture of Encounter and Caring.

Provincial Chapter Delegates, Patna


The Provincial Chapter of the Assumption Province, was held from November 3-8, 2021 at Julie Hall of Notre Dame Academy, Patna. The photo shows the Delegates of the Chapter with Sister Mary Tessy , the President of the Chapter and Sister Mary Sreeja, the Facilitator of the Chapter.



Provincial Chapter –Spiritual conversation


Spiritual Conversation in smaller groups was a special feature of the Provincial Chapter, 2021.


Entries for the Chapter Logo Contest


The Logo Committee invited Communities and individuals to create “a Chapter Logo” depicting the Chapter theme: : Renew the Face of the Earth, Cultivate a culture of Encounter and Caring.
Education  Ministry Chart
The Chart displayed at the Chapter shows that the Sisters of the Assumption Province are involved in 32 educational institutions spread in the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Delhi, Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu –Kashmir. 
Health Ministry Chart
The Statistics show the involvement of Sisters in  the Health care ministry and the large number of patients we serve.
Pastoral Ministry
The Sisters engaged in every ministry express show pastoral care and concern for the people they serve.  The Chart shows the Sisters who are full time in the Pastoral Ministry.
Formation Ministry
It is a joy for the Congregation to receive new members.  The chart displayed at the Chapter shows our candidates, postulants and Juniors at different levels of formation.
Christmas Party with the  LGPTQ  guests at Notre Dame Provincial House, Patna 
134 LGPTQ members were the guests of the Sisters for the Christmas party on December 26th. The Juniors staged a Christmas drama and led the singing. After a sumptuous dinner, each  LGPTQ guest received a gift parcel from Sister Mary Tessy and the Sisters. 
The Golden Jubilarians of 2021
The Golden Jubilarians, SR.M. Deepti, Sr. M. Shanta, Sr. M. Lata, Sr. M. Vinaya, Sr. M. Anjanee and Sr. M. Neeta with Sr. M. Tessy, our Provincial.
Graduation of Juniors of T.T.C 2021


May, 2022
Perpetual Profession, Patna

"We Devote Ourselves To Lead People To The Fullness Of Human And Spiritual Development." (Const. 66)


The Congregational Coat of Arms presents in symbolic form the history, the traditions, and the spirit of the Congregation. It is made up of both the Heraldic Achievement and the Coat of Arms


The hand of God the Father and the dove, God the Holy Spirit, remain near to Jesus as during his Baptism in the Jordan. Jesus died for us and for our salvation in complete,

Contact Us

Patliputra Colony, Patna-13. (INDIA)
Phone: 0612 – 2260111
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