India ~ Patna

Our Lady of the Assumption Provincial Center

Our Lady of the Assumption Province

Patna, India

First Sisters arrived in 1949

Established as a Province in 1961

Six Sisters of Notre Dame came from the Chardon, Ohio, province to Patna, India, in 1949. Since that time, more than 200 Indian women have professed vows as Sisters of Notre Dame.

In 1950 we opened an English medium (language) school, from Kindergarten through Standard 11, preparing girls to take the Cambridge Overseas Examination, which is now the Indian School Certificate Exam. The sisters also administered and taught in the St. Joseph Parish Hindi Medium School. Since that time, our sisters have opened many Hindi and English schools in Patna and Bangalore in response to requests. We have established over 30 mission stations in both North and South India. Our sisters also began their medical work in 1949, opening a small dispensary in Jamalpur. Since then, sisters have trained as doctors and nurses to carry on the medical work. Sisters from the Patna province began a new province in Bangalore, India in 2004.

In 1992, three Indian sisters began a mission in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa, where they teach in and administer a diocesan boarding school for girls. They have recently opened a religious formation house for African young women in Arusha. In 2002, an Indian sister was missioned to Kenya to begin this work there.

The Province celebrates August 15th, the Feast of Our Lady of the Assumption, as its Patronal Feast.


  • Catechetical and Pastoral Ministry
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Formation for Religious Life
  • Hostels for Children
  • Health Care/Medical Ministries
  • Legal Services
  • Mission Work both Within and Outside the Country (Tanzania, Kenya)
  • Outreach Programs for Women and Children
  • Retreat Work
  • Socio-Pastoral and Village Development Programs Among the Poor
  • Staffing Health Centres as Doctors and Nurses
  • Technical and Vocational Training
  • Vocation Awareness Programmes
  • Women’s Empowerment


India—Patna, Bihar Province
Notre Dame Provincial House
Patliputra P.O.
Patna, Bihar — 800 013
Phone: 0091-612-2260111

Contact Sister
Sister Mary Sujita, SND –

Vocation Directors
Sister Mary Saina, SND –

Volunteer Coordinator
Sister Mary Sujita, SND –

Visit the Sisters of Notre Dame in Patna, India
Our Lady of the Assumption Province Website