Sister Eileen Burns, SNDdeN, is a member of the leadership team of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur's U.S. East-West Province.
Sister Eileen earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and master’s in ministry with a focus in justice and peace from Seattle University.
Sister Eileen lives in community in Lawrence, Mass., where the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have continuously lived and ministered since 1859. For many years, she worked at the Notre Dame Education Center-Lawrence, a community of learning where low-income adults are empowered to improve and enrich their lives and the lives of their families in an environment that is welcoming, respectful and dignified. Notre Dame Education Center provides goal-oriented education, skills training, language and literacy development, enrichment opportunities and support services.
Sister Eileen wrote an article about the Sisters' presence in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and how they have been stewards of the property since its purchase in 1959. Click here to read it in the Global Sisters Report.