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.
International Day of Peace, September 21
September 21 is the International Day of Peace. We have shared a prayer in the Prayers section at: http://snjmusontario.org/who-we-are/spirituality/prayers.
Holy Names Academy, Seattle Alumna Leads Virtual Choir
An original composition by Claire Sokol, OCD ('73), has been performed by Carmelite nuns together in a virtual choir honoring St. Teresa of Avila on the 500th anniversary of her birth. Read more and listen, in the Global Sisters Report, at: http://globalsistersreport.org/song-shared-around-world-carmelites-form-virtual-choir-10506.
St. Mary's Academy Students Host Final Fundraiser for Hunger
St. Mary's Academy Seniors, Sophia and Elena DeLeonibus, hosted their final "Wolf from the Door" restaurant, in their backyard, to support local nonprofit Sisters of the Road and raise awareness of the homeless population in Portland. Read more at: http://www.stmaryspdx.org/news/what_s_new / after_12_years__wolf_from_the_door_ends_on _a_high_/.
A Prayer to Celebrate the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary
"Magnificat of Justice," a prayer for the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary (September 12), is on the Prayers section of our website at: http://snjmusontario.org/who-we-are/spirituality/prayers.
150 Years of SNJM Presence in Ontario
The former Ontario Province is marking their 150th Anniversary with a celebration of their story on October 26 at Holy Names High School in Windsor, ON. There will also be a Liturgical Celebration on December 8 officiated by Bishop Ronald Peter Fabbro, CSB at Our Lady of Assumption Church.
Sophia Park, SNJM In the Global Sisters Report
Sophia Park, SNJM spoke with the National Catholic Reporter about what kind of church Pope Francis will find during his trip to South Korea. You can listen to an audio interview at: http://globalsistersreport.org/news/spirituality/ church-francis-will-find-korea-7821.
Sophia Park, SNJM