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  • Welcome to Our New Province Leadership Team

    We welcome our new Province Leadership Team of Sisters Mary Breiling, Maureen Delaney, Guadalupe Guajardo, Margaret Kennedy and Mary Rita Rohde.
  • Welcome

    The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary is an international congregation of Catholic Women Religious, Associates and Lay Consecrated who are dedicated to the full development of the human person through education, social justice, contemplation, and the arts.
  • Spirituality

    Our Foundress, Mother Marie Rose Durocher, was a contemplative in action. The fire of Mother Marie Rose that we carry gives life to our SNJM reality.
  • Our Ministries

    We work in multiple settings for the full development of the human person. These settings include preschools, parishes, tutoring centers or graduate programs; studios, prisons, immigrant centers or clinics; leading processes that guide communities to choose a Gospel path, or directing programs that promote systemic change.
  • Support Our Mission

    The legacy of faith, vision and courage of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary is enkindled in our ministries. Through your prayers or financial support, the Sisters continue the work that was begun more than 150 years ago by Blessed Marie Rose Durocher: full development of the human person through education, social justice, contemplation, and the arts.
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Recent News

Cynthia Canning, SNJM and Rosemary Delaney, SNJM Honored

Sister Cynthia and Sister Rosemary were honored at the January 26 Alameda County Board of Supervisors' meeting. As co-founders of Next Step Learning Center in Oakland, CA, they both received framed commendations acknowledging their enduring legacy in the lives of those they have touched. Present for the ceremony were Next Step's board, new Executive Director Lisa Stringer, Operations Manager Peggy Presley, Sr. Maureen Delaney from the PLT, and a number of Next Step tutors, Sisters and Associates.

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AHN, Tampa Breaks Ground for New Arts Center

The entire student body, faculty and staff of the Academy of Holy Names, Tampa were joined by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Father Steve Ryan, Trustees and friends of the Academy for the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new arts center. The Bailey Family Center for the Arts will include a 350-seat theater and rooms for art, music, drama and dance. It will have display space for student artwork, an area for student collaboration and project-based learning and a maker lab to further encourage student creativity and ingenuity. Watch a video of the ceremony at:

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Ann Regan, SNJM, fifth from left, smiles as Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn speaks.


St. Mary's Sophomore Receives Community Service Award

St. Mary's Academy sophomore Angela Sivers was honored by Portland, Oregon's St. Andrew Parish with its Community Service Award. The awards committee wrote that Sivers, despite her youth, had logged an impressive amount of time and effort toward social justice work and that she "represents the future of continued hope and 'the dream' of Dr. Martin Luther King.'" Read more at:

Linda Haydock, SNJM and IPJC Featured in The Fig Tree

Linda Haydock, SNJM is the founding director of the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC) in Seattle. The Fig Tree profiled her and the IPJC on their website. Read more at:

Magdalen Basick, SNJM Celebrates 100 Years!

Friends, family, former students and the SNJM community came together to celebrate the 100th birthday of Magdalen Basick, SNJM with three parties in as many days. At the SNJM party, held in the Provincial House foyer at Mary's Woods, Oregon Sisters gathered to share stories, delicious cake and each other's company.

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Magdalen Basick, SNJM

"No Traffick Ahead" Campaign Against Human Trafficking

January 21 saw the kick-off of the "No Traffick Ahead" media campaign in San Francisco, supported by over 60 agencies and groups collaborating on the issue of human trafficking. Participants include direct and legal service providers, local and federal law enforcement, local government officials, health care providers, and community, faith-based and survivor-led outreach groups. Their goal is to set up a system of resources for trafficked persons prior to, during and beyond the Super Bowl. You can learn more at:

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Rosemary Everett, SNJM, at left.