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.
Feast of the Holy Name of Mary - September 12
Prayer to Honor the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary
One Woman's Life
All the blessings of God are seen in one woman's life.
All the blessings in this woman's life
are seen in every woman's life.
She is Mary, Woman of Nazareth, mother of Jesus.
The first red of daylight reveals her
and draws me to the depths of dawn.
The budded green branch shouts aloud her name
and promises me a time of hope and power.
The lucid stream, flowing and concealing nothing,
but adding beauty to stones in the rippling light,
calls to me to look through the ripples of life
to the clear lucidity of God's inner being.
And in that light I see Mary:
- Mary T. Malone