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.
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
Heritage University Video Series Helps First Generation Students
Kathleen Ross, SNJM and the Institute for Student Identity and Success (ISIS) at Heritage University are featured in Inside Higher Ed's article, "Faculty Tips for First-Gen Students," for creating a video series to help instructors support first-generation students. Read more at: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/06/ 03/video-series-aims-help-instructors-help-first-generation-students#sthash.hfCBh4Wz.mEZaKKHg.dpbs
Kathleen Ross, SNJM
Paula Turnbull, SNJM and her Garbage Eating Goat
Sisters, Associates and Partners in Ministry gathered to help Paula Turnbull, SNJM celebrate the 40th anniversary of the garbage eating goat she created for Spokane Expo '74. Former City of Spokane Arts Director Karen Moble, who served as emcee, began her remarks by saying "I want to be like Sister Paula when I grow up!" Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/ jun/22/birthday-party-celebrates-riverfront-parks/.
Holy Names Academy, Seattle Students are 'Girls Who Code'
Holy Names Academy, Seattle students are interning at Cobalt, an automotive digital marketing company in Seattle. As part of the Girls Who Code program, they learn computer science skills in a real-world environment. Watch a video featuring them at: http://www.cobalt.com/videos/careers/cobalt-girls-code-program/. Learn more about Girls Who Code at: http://girlswhocode.com/.