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  • 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

Year of Consecrated Life at St. Joseph Basilica Parish, Alameda, CA

On August 15 and 16, St. Joseph Basilica Parish, Alameda, CA celebrated the Year of Consecrated Life with Sisters living or working in the parish offering reflections on religious life and their communities after a brief homily at Mass. Three communities were represented: Franciscan Sisters of Aston, PA, School Sisters of Notre Dame, and Sisters of the Holy Names. After the Masses, Sisters were available in the gathering space to answer questions, provide printed materials or renew connections. Several Holy Names High School, Oakland and Holy Names University graduates stopped by to chat.

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Novice Reception Ceremony for Michelle Garlinski

The Novice reception ceremony for Michelle Garlinski was held on July 31 in the chapel at St. Mary's Academy, Winnipeg. The photo below shows the point in the ceremony where all were applauding the new novice!

Novice Reception Ceremony for Michelle Garlinski - Copy

Black Catholic Groups Stand in Solidarity

Barbara Spears, SNJM is quoted in a recent National Catholic Reporter article about the annual joint conference of the National Black Sisters' Conference, the National Association of Black Catholic Deacons, the National Black Catholic Seminarians Association and the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus. The event was held this year in Charleston, SC, just one month after the fatal church shooting. "I found myself fighting back tears when we walked up to that door," Spears said. "We as black Catholic men and women realized their pain, and our response was to be in solidarity with them." Read more at: http://ncronline.org/news/faith-parish/black-catholic-groups-stand-solidarity

Holy Names High School, Oakland Students Featured in Catholic Voice

Coming back from the recent SNJM Youth Justice Forum, Holy Names High School, Oakland student Cara Seamount said, "My favorite part was meeting girls from so far away and learning that we are all united by the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Names." Read more at: http://www.catholicvoiceoakland.org/2015/08-10/inthisissue11.htm