USA ~ Covington, Kentucky

Immaculate Heart of Mary Province

Immaculate Heart of Mary Provincial Center

Covington, Kentucky, EE. UU.

First Sisters arrived on August 13, 1874

Established as a Province in 1924

We are consecrated woman missioned in the Church to proclaim God’s goodness and provident care by living Gospel values in vibrant communities, by promoting Catholic education, especially for women and children in urban and mission schools, and by fostering the fullness of life, especially for people who are poor, sick, and aged. The Sisters of Notre Dame came to Covington, Kentucky, from Germany via Cleveland, Ohio, on August 13, 1874, when two sisters arrived at Mother of God Parish to teach the children in the parish school. Sisters from our Covington Province currently minister in Kentucky and Ohio in the USA, and also in Italy. With the Rosa Mystica Province, we founded and support the units in Uganda, East Africa.

The Province celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as its Patronal Feast.


  • Adult Literacy
  • Child Care
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Formation for Religious Life
  • Health and Elder Services
  • Liturgical Ministries
  • Projects in Uganda
  • Pastoral Care
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Social Services
  • Support / Administrative Services for Province and the SND Congregation
  • Vocation Awareness Programs


Sisters of Notre Dame
St. Joseph Heights
1601 Dixie Highway
Covington, Kentucky 41011-2701
Phone: 859/ 291-2040

Administrative Contact
Sheila Hemmer –

Vocation Director
Sister Mary Ruth Lubbers, SND –

National Vocation site :

Associate Directors
Sister Mary Luann Bender, SND –
Sister Mary Rita Geoppinger, SND –

Volunteer Coordinators

Sister Mary Ethel Parrott, SND –

Sister Mary Ruth Lubbers, SND –

Visit the Sisters of Notre Dame in Covington, Kentucky
Immaculate Heart of Mary Province Website