About Notre Dame des Victoires

Notre Dame des Victoires community consists of the French National Church in San Francisco on Bush Street and its adjacent coed Catholic Kindergarten through eighth grade school on Pine Street.

As the French parish in the Marist tradition we value the gifts of our Church and school, and encourage the development of a deep personal and communal relationship with Christ to build the Kingdom of God.

The Marist Fathers & Brothers of Notre Dame des Victoires are part of a Marist greater family of priests, brothers, sisters, and lay groups. We have a sense of being chosen and called by Mary to live compassionately and mercifully as she did as mother and disciple of God.

With the assertion that striving to work together for the greater glory of God and to also honor Mary, Mother of the Lord Jesus, the foundation of the Society of Mary (Marists) was born. On July 23, 1816, twelve young men in Lyons, France - on the day after their ordination to the priesthood - walked up the steep hill of Fourviere to the shrine of Our Lady and pledged their lives to the service of others in the spirit of Mary.

From our founding, we have worked to transform the church to reflect this spirit of Mary - gentle, loving, humble, relational, inclusive, and merciful. Today, we continue in the venture to renew the spirit and mission of the Church as a place of collaboration and true spiritual enrichment.