One Mind – One Heart – One Spirit
The charism and educational vision of the School Sisters of Notre Dame permeate life at AHA. That vision is found in the Constitution of the Schools Sisters of Notre Dame, You Are Sent:
“For us, School Sisters of Notre Dame, education means
enabling persons to reach the fullness of their potential
as individuals created in God’s image and assisting them to direct their gifts toward building the earth.
Like Mother Theresa, we educate with the conviction that
the world can be changed through the transformation of persons.
Thus, our ministry demands a Christian vision of
what the human person is called to be and
what the world is destined to become.” You Are Sent, #22, 1986.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) were founded in 1833 in Bavaria, Germany. Today, School Sisters of Notre Dame are found in 30 countries around the globe. The Academy is part of a global network of SSND schools in the United States and throughout the world.
Sisters of the SSND Atlantic Midwest Province decided that the primary social and ecological issues of concern for the province would be visible in province commitments to “the dignity of life and the care of all creation,” with the five primary focus areas of Addressing Climate Change, Promoting Justice for Immigrants, Ending Trafficking, Dismantling Racism, and Working toward Sustainable Development in Haiti.
Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger
The spiritual energy and moral purpose of Holy Angels is rooted in the soul and traditions of Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, the SSND foundress (1797-1879).