Sisters of Notre Dame se Namur

Making known God’s goodness, especially among the most abandoned people and those living in poverty.


The care of the poor in the most abandoned places is at the heart of the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame. It’s also at the heart of the Gardner family. Year after year, Jim and Joan Gardner lived this care for the poor in their own lives and through their work in the community. Their quiet, faith-based generosity improved the lives of thousands of people and has become the heritage they’ve passed on to their children and grandchildren. Jim and Joan’s support of the Sisters of Notre Dame, in the inner-city and as a congregation, allowed the Sisters to accomplish work that otherwise could not have been accomplished. This partnership – and this friendship – have been, and continue to be, rooted in deep personal faith, in faith put into action, and in God’s unconditional love.

 The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation

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