Italy ~ Generalate and Motherhouse Rome

Generalate and Motherhouse

Chapel Wing with Entrance on the Left

Rome, Italy

Established as the Location of the Generalate in 1947

The Generalate and Motherhouse is the administrative and spiritual center of the worldwide congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame. As the heart of the congregation, it is fittingly located in Rome close to the center of Catholicism. The community of the Motherhouse is an international group of sisters from a variety of countries throughout the SND world. The Motherhouse is home to the General Administration and other sisters engaged in congregational work and studies.

The generalate promotes unity within the congregation in the spirit of our chapter vision statement:

As Sisters of Notre Dame we proclaim
God’s goodness and provident card, united in:
One heart
One hope
One mission
…committed to global transformation. 

The Generalate celebrates October 7th, Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, as its Patronal Feast.


  • Administration of the Congregation
  • Hospitality
  • Theology and Language Studies
  • Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Promotion and Advocacy
  • International Communication and Translation


Italy—Rome: International Center of the Sisters of Notre Dame
Suore di Nostra Signora
Via della Camilluccia 687
00135 Roma
Phone: (39) 06.3629.061

Via della Camilluccia, 687, 00135 Rome, Italy