Sponsoring Congregations

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"Sponsorship of a school like Sisters Academy enables us, as women religious, to be who we say we are in our Constitutions - faith-filled followers of Jesus Christ, who called the children of his time to himself and, in doing so, signaled his special love for the vulnerable members of his society."

 - Sister Patricia Smith, RSM

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The primary mission of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, a worldwide congregation of religious women, is to transform the world through education. The congregation was founded in Germany to serve the poor and disadvantaged during a time of social and political upheaval. Today, the School Sisters are located in five continents, continuing to encourage and provide for women, to educate in the broadest sense of the word, to care for children and the poor, and to work for justice and peace.

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central Community
The Sisters of Mercy are an international community of religious women vowing to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness, and lack of education - with a special concern for women and children. The congregation was founded in Ireland. The sisters minister in education, health care, social services, and pastoral ministries in schools, parishes, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other programs that bring mercy to those in need.

Mercy Education System of the Americas
The Sisters of Mercy have organized their educational ministry support into an organization called Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA). Mercy Education System of the Americas is an international Mercy education system organized under the Public Juridic Person of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. It holds a delegated governance role and service role for each Mercy education ministry individually and the system communally. Mercy Education System of the Americas was formally established July 1, 2017 to insure Mercy sponsored, cosponsored, and affiliated education ministries are identified within the mission of the Catholic Church and are faithful to the charism, mission and core values of the Sisters of Mercy. The result of the collaborative work of many, MESA is established in hope and trust, with a commitment to that which is unified, with respect for what is local, and with simplicity in form and execution.

Sisters of Bon Secours, USA
The Sisters of Bon Secours, an international religious congregation of Catholic women, bring "Good Help to Those in Need." They share a charism of healing, compassion, and liberation. Today they practice their healing and spiritual ministry in hospitals, hospices, rehab centers, wellness centers, clinics, parishes, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, community centers, and social service organizations.

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The Sisters of Notre 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. They work with poor people, especially women and children, in the most abandoned places of the world. They work to enable those who are materially poor to obtain what is rightfully theirs by changing unjust structures. They believe that education in varied forms is the best way to accomplish this goal


Representatives of the four sponsoring religious congregations comprise the Board of Members and are responsible to oversee the mission of the Academy. Each sponsoring congregation appoints one individual to serve on the Board of Members. The current representatives on the Board of Members are:

Kimberly M. Baxter
Representing the Religious Sisters of Mercy
 
 
Deborah M. Cerullo, SSND
Representing the School Sisters of Notre Dame
 
 
Mary Donohue, SNDdeN
Representing the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
 
 
Alice Talone, CBS
Representing the Sisters of Bon Secours USA