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.
SNJM Presence at the UN: A Webcast
Michele Morek, OSU recently gave a presentation in Longueuil, Quebec, about the work of UNANIMA International at the United Nations. It was live-streamed across four continents. You can access the English version of the webcast, on the SNJM Congregational website, at: http://www.snjm.org/en/events/webcasts.
Video on Why Children Are Fleeing
Jesuit Refugee Services have made a short video that helps to explain why children and families from the Northern Triangle of Central America are fleeing for their lives: http://youtu.be/v_sa0-6uEiU.
St. Mary's Academy Students Attend and Win at CyberDiscovery Camp
St. Mary's Academy students recently participated in a CyberDiscovery Camp at Portland State University to explore the history, social and ethical issues, and technology involved in cyberspace security. They scored the most points for the duration of the camp and received a financial award of $1250 which will be used to fund projects for St. Mary's Academy's Tech Club in the upcoming year. Read more at: http://blog.oregonlive.com/my-portland/2014/07/st_marys_academy _students_brea.html.
Prayer for Peace in Israel and Palestine
We offer a Prayer for Peace in Israel and Palestine, in the Prayers section of our website, at: http://www.snjmusontario.org/who-we-are/spirituality/prayers.
Ramona Convent Secondary School Students Do Good in Costa Rica
Students from Ramona Convent Secondary School recently traveled to Costa Rica where they participated in community service activities at a remote elementary school. They poured a new concrete floor in one of the classrooms, built a new walkway, and painted the school inside and out. Read more at: http://pasadenanow.com/pasadenaschools/an-8-day-trip-to-costa-rica-for-ramona-convent-secondary-school-students/#.U8hK_7ER9VA.
National Catholic Reporter Reviews Sr. Anne Patrick's Newest Book
A review of Sr. Anne Patrick's newest book is included in NCR's Women Today 2014 section in their print edition. An excerpt is available online at: http://ncronline.org/preview/author-connects-dots-sisters-evolution.
Anne Patrick, SNJM