WelcomeThe 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.
SpiritualityOur 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 MinistriesWe 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 MissionThe 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.
Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa Student Recognized as 'Young Woman of Promise'
Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa junior, Konner Brewer, was selected as one of 10 Young Women of Promise by the Athena Society. The program is intended to honor high school juniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their community and who are expected to make extraordinary contributions to their communities in the future. Read more at: http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/ athena-society-cultivates-sisterhood-among-young-women-of-promise/2173579.
Soroptimist Honor for Ramona Convent Secondary School Student
The Alhambra-San Gabriel-San Marino branch of Soroptimist International recognized Ramona Convent Secondary School senior Marina Salazar for outstanding community service. California Congresswoman Judy Chu was present for the event and gave a speech about women's rights.
Holy Names Alumna in Mayoral Race
Muriel E. Bowser, a former Academy of the Holy Names, Silver Spring student, won the Democratic Mayoral Nomination for Washington, DC. The general election for Mayor will take place in November. Read more at: www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/us/muriel-bowser-defeats-mayor-vincent-gray-in-washington-primary.html.
Academy of the Holy Names, Albany Outlines Goals
Mary Anne Vigliante, who will become Head of School at Academy of the Holy Names, Albany in July, outlined goals for the future of the Academy in the areas of technology, enrollment, and the school's new leadership model. Read more at: http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2014/ 04/02/academy-of-holy-names-new-leader-outlines-goals-to.html?page=all.
Los Angeles Archdiocese Awards Ceremony
Ramona Convent Secondary School student, Ellen Urtecho, was recently recognized for her hours of community service and her efforts on behalf of peace and justice at the Los Angeles Archdiocesan Christian Service Mass and Awards Ceremony at St. Basil's Church. Ramona faculty member, Maggie Averill, was recognized as well.
Kathy Herrington, Associate Elected to Serve NACAR
Kathy Herrington, Associate has been elected to serve as secretary on the Executive Committee for the North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR).