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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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Latest News

Joan Byrne, SNJM Honored by New York State

Joan Byrne SNJM Honored by New York State

In recognition of her 40 years of service to DePaul Housing Management of Albany, NY, Joan Byrne, SNJM received the "2016 Outstanding Contribution by a Senior" award from the New York State Office for the Aging. Sr. Joan also received a citation from the New York State Assembly, presented by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, and a "Proclamation Honoring Sister Joan Byrne" from New York State Senator Neil D. Breslin. Click here to read the New York State proclamation honoring Sr. Joan.

Our Blog: Holy Names Voices

History and Memory: Windsor’s St. Mary’s Academy Before the Tunnel

St. Marys Windsor 1867

By Karen Kinzey

Many people have traveled between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario by driving through the tunnel that links that international pair of cities. But not everyone knows the historical significance of the tunnel for Windsor Sisters and Associates.

Holy Names Sisters arrived in Windsor in October 1864 and opened the Select School for Girls in November. The Sisters had great hope for their new institution, St. Mary’s Academy. In 1867, a new school building was completed. In 1903, the Sisters enlarged it to include spacious dormitories and elegant parlors.

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Feast of Blessed Marie Rose - October 6, 2015

In celebration of the Feast of Blessed Marie Rose

MMR

Ever alive, Marie Rose...

What remains of you
is more than a body worn out by service,
more than bones polished by years of wear
and tear.

It is more than a name engraved on a tombstone
or written in our history books.
It is more than a picture or a relic,
however cherished they may be.

What remains of you
is an unassuming radiance on our milieu.
It is protection for our families.
It is a look of tenderness on our children.
It is a presence to call on.

What remains of you
is an élan of active love.
It is complete trust in the person.
It is a grace of a serene life,
of peace to invoke for our world.

What remains of you
is the joy of welcome and of gift.
It is the ardent love for Jesus and Mary.
It is the invitation to pray to God; to bring God
to others through the simple gestures of our lives.

Woman, happy and free,
Blessed Marie Rose
You are ever alive!

- Simone Perras, SNJM, April 2004