School Sisters of Notre Dame

A branch of the Congregation of Notre Dame founded in France by Saint Peter Fourier in 1597 for the education of youth. In 1847 six sisters emigrated to the United States at the request of Bishop O'Connor of Pittsburgh and the first convent was established in Baltimore. The congregation is under the government of the general mother-house at Munich; the American mother-house and commissariat is at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sisters conduct colleges, academies, parochial schools, and orphanages, in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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