USA ~ Thousand Oaks, California

Rosa Mystica Provincial Center

Rosa Mystica Province

Thousand Oaks, California, USA

First Sisters arrived in 1924

Established as a Province in 1961

In 1924 eleven pioneer Sisters of Notre Dame came to Los Angeles, California from Cleveland, Ohio.* Since then, the Notre Dame charism has flourished through the lives and ministries of the sisters of the California province. Like Southern California, the sisters represent a variety of nationalities and cultures. This diversity is further reflected in our many ministries. We proclaim God’s goodness through our lives, using the unique talents of each sister and respond to the needs of the Church and the world.

Reflecting the universal missionary spirit characteristic of the congregation, sisters from California province currently serve in Italy and East Africa. In 1995 two sisters from California, together with two sisters from the Kentucky province pioneered the Notre Dame mission in Uganda. Today the sisters from California continue to support the new East Africa Delegation with personnel and financial assistance.


  • Archdiocesan Ministries
  • Bereavement Ministry
  • Catechesis
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Formation for Religious Life
  • Justice Ministries
  • Liturgical Ministries
  • Ministry with the Sick and Elderly
  • Mission Work in Uganda
  • Nursing
  • Parish Ministries
  • Pastoral and Educational Counseling
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Prison Ministry
  • Providing Housing for the Needy
  • Social Service Ministries
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Vocation Awareness Programs
  • Outreach to Young Adults
  • Adult Faith Formation
 We are no longer doing Mission Support for SND Ministries in Kenya and Tanzania.


Sisters of Notre Dame
1776 Hendrix Avenue
Thousand Oaks, California 91360
Phone: 805/ 496-3243

Contact Person
Christana Thomas –

Vocation Director
Sister Valerie Marie Roxburgh, SND –

National Vocation site :

Associate Director
Sister Mary Lisa Megaffin, SND –

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