Who We AreThe 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.
Anne E. Patrick, SNJM receives John Courtney Murray award
Congratulations to Anne E. Patrick, SNJM! On June 8, Sr. Anne received the prestigious John Courtney Murray award from the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA).
Mollie Reavis, SNJM honored by Muslim Educational Trust
At the Muslim Educational Trust's 20th anniversary dinner, Mollie Reavis, SNJM was honored for her support of the Muslim community and the goals of the Trust. The Muslim Educational Trust (MET) was founded in Portland in 1993 to increase the public's understanding of Islam through education, dialogue, and community service.
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Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa Senior Honored With Humanitarian Award
The Florida Holocaust Museum honored senior Elaine Petrarca with the 2013 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award (AFHA), which recognizes students "who make a conscious decision to spend their time improving the lives of others." Read more about the honor in Achona: http://www.achonaonline.com/news/2013/ 06/04/elaine-petrarca-receives-anne-frank-humanitarian-award/.
Theological Resource Committee presents new video
The Theological Resource Committee presents a new video in the "Spirit of Vatican II" series that features an interview with Jesuit theologian Roger Haight, S.J., Ph.D., S.T.L., who discusses spirituality for contemporary times for "seekers," people of all or no religious tradition. The video, with accompanying facilitator's guide and handouts, is available at: http://www.snjmusontario.org/spirit-of-vatican-ii.
Villa Maria del Mar featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel
Villa Maria del Mar is featured in the Santa Cruz Sentinel for the 50 year celebration of the Villa. "Our home has an atmosphere of peace and welcome," said Patti Doyle, SNJM, Villa director. Read more at:
Holy Names University hosts Living the Spirit of Vatican II event
Holy Names University hosted a "Living the Spirit of Vatican II at HNU" event sponsored by their Catholic Identity Committee. A video of the presentation is available at: http://youtu.be/B3q42b7Xzy4 and below.