Remembering Sister Teresita Weind, SNDdeN

Sister Teresita

Sister Teresita Weind, SNDdeN, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for 14 years, died on April 28, 2024, at 81 years of age, after some months of painful suffering at Mount Notre Dame Health Center (MNDHC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. A Catholic Sister for 64 years, she had served two terms in General Leadership, from 2008-2014 and 2014-2022 in Rome, Italy. She was the 19th Superior General of the SNDdeN Congregation, known, praised and loved internationally for her charismatic, spiritual Leadership in her Religious Congregation as well as with other Women Religious. Throughout her two mandates, Sister Teresita participated frequently in Rome with the International Union of Superiors General (UISG).

Sister Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, Congregational Leader and 20th Superior General, and the Congregational Leadership Team speaks for the Sisters internationally: 

“We are grateful forever for Sister Teresita’s generous sharing with us of her abundant gifts as Congregational Leader for fourteen years. The depth of her spirituality and the breadth of her vision continue to inspire us in all that we can be as Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, serving on five continents. Her extraordinary life and ministries constitute an enduring legacy of love.”

Admired and honored nationally, Sister Teresita is also a Founding Member of the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC) in Washington, D.C., where she served on the board and on many committees. She represented the NBSC on the Board of the National Office of Black Catholics. In her leadership and belonging to the Women of Color, formed by SNDdeN General Government Group in the late 1980s, Sister Teresita promoted anti-racism and cross-cultural efforts within the congregation, which gave her such respect and love internationally among Sisters. She continued meeting with NBSC and the Women of Color on Zoom even throughout months of physical pain and suffering.

With Sister Teresita’s family, the Sisters, associates, co-workers, friends and partners in mission worldwide mourn the loss of this charismatic leader. Multitudes recognize and celebrate the life and greatness of Sister Teresita Weind as they experienced in her ministries: nurse, parish minister, spiritual director, pastoral guide, companion on the spiritual journey, leader in the Ohio Province and charismatic General Moderator of the Congregation for 14 years (2008-2022).

 “Now is the moment, day, era to be the place where God dwells in mystery, in order to make Goodness known in the world!”  — Closing Message, General Chapter, Sister Teresita Weind, SNDdeN, December 10, 2021

Read the full article on Sister Teresita Weind from the SNDdeN Congregation website.

Read more about Sister Teresita and her ministries on the SNDdeN Ohio Province website.

Statement from the U.S. East-West Leadership Team

In the name of all the East-West Sisters, Associates and Partners in Mission, we mourn the loss of a valiant woman and we celebrate that she is now in the embrace of our good God. We have the Blessed Assurance that she is now a member of the Cloud of Witnesses interceding for all of us.


Sisters Elaine Bain, Barbara Barry, Eileen Burns, Patty Chappell, Mary Farren
U.S. East-West Province Leadership Team