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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

Immigration Rally at the Supreme Court

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Carroll Ann Kemp, SNJM; Frankie Barber, SNJM and Carol Ries, SNJM stand in front of the Supreme Court to support immigrant sisters and brothers in their struggle for justice.
Photo credit: NETWORK Lobby. 

Thousands gathered at the Supreme Court this week to support moral rights of immigrant families. Oral arguments began on April 20 in the case "U.S. v. Texas," which challenges President Obama's executive orders (DACA and DAPA). All are invited to continue praying for the entire week and until the justices make their decision.

Religion Students at HNA, Seattle Take Part in Environment Retreat

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Seattle's Holy Names Academy senior religion classes walked from school to Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill as part of an environment mini-retreat after studying excerpts from the Earth Charter and Laudato Si'. Students reflected in their journals afterwards about reverence for all of God's creation. Throughout the day, different groups experienced the early sun to mid-day warmth, and then the afternoon rains.

Miriam Daniel Fahey, SNJM Honored for Dedication to Santee Community

Miriam Daniel Fahey Honored

On March 26, Miriam Daniel Fahey, SNJM (South Bay) was honored at the dedication of the Catholic Charities community education center in East San José, CA. Santee neighborhood leaders, long time friends and civic dignitaries including the mayor and district superintendent were among those present. Sr. Miriam Daniel was recognized for her dedication to education, social justice and pastoral work in the Santee neighborhood throughout her 15 years of service there. Lovingly known as "Hermana Miriam," she has left a legacy of commitment and a passion for justice that continues to inspire leaders and community members today.

Giving Thanks for California Golden Jubilarians

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The words “do not worry” became a benediction as well as an inspiring call to faithful action as five Sisters of the Holy Names renewed their vows in celebration of 50 years of consecrated life on Saturday, April 2.

With lighted tapers in hand, the five stood before several hundred people gathered at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church to renew their vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The assembly gave thanks for Marcia Frideger, SNJM; Linda Fusilier, SNJM, Alanna Lechner, SNJM, Miriam Malone, SNJM, and Grayce Ross, SNJM.

Read more: Giving Thanks for California Golden Jubilarians

Upcoming Seminar on Human Trafficking in Northern CA


Barbara Nixon, SNJM will speak at a seminar about human trafficking at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Brentwood, CA. The parish is hosting the event on April 16 to educate the public on how to recognize human trafficking and what to do about it. Read more at:

Marylhurst Students' Concert Inspired by the Sisters of the Holy Names

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"The Sisters' Journey: A Legacy of Faith" program will feature Marylhurst University students' original compositions inspired by the historical writings of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. The concert, to be held on May 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Flavia Hall on the Marylhurst campus, is a part of the University's Composers' Series. Read more at: