Our MissionThe 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.
Founded by Mother Marie RoseSisters serve in the names of Jesus and Mary. Since our founding in Longueuil, Quebec in 1843 by Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, our ministries have educated and empowered people, with a focus on women, children and those most in need.
Numbers: Today, over 500 SNJM Sisters and about 400 Associates — women and men who share our mission, but do not make vows — are part of the U.S.-Ontario Province, formed in 2006 by re-configuring five SNJM Provinces of the Congregation who have been in close relationship with each other for years: California, New York, Ontario, Oregon, and Washington. Worldwide, Sisters of the Holy Names can be found on three continents: North America, South America, and Africa.
Our ministries: Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary have founded schools, established universities, provided spiritual guidance and education in the faith, and promoted peace and justice. Always, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary have collaborated with people who share our Gospel values and our passion for social justice. Such ministries remain at the core of our work: they express our values in action.