Public Statement on Violence in Our Community

We, members of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and concerned citizens of Portland, OR, would like to add our voices to those of people all over the U.S. and beyond, who are in the streets protesting the grave injustices and indignities the Black community and people of color suffer…

Sisters Look Toward First Virtual Chapter with Hope

Religious life, just like any other way of living, has its cycle of predictable events. Whether it’s a regular gathering for Mass, an annual feast day celebration, or a once-in-a-lifetime Jubilee milestone, Sisters follow the beloved …

Affordable Workforce Housing Proposed for Marylhurst Property

Since meeting with important stakeholders last year about their hopes and dreams for the former Marylhurst University property, the Sisters of the Holy Names (SNJM) have begun to explore options for possible uses of the property that would serve SNJM values.

A Prayerful Approach to Today’s News

Consuming news can be like eating your least favorite vegetable. It might be something you need, but it’s probably something you’d rather push aside. Sister Elizabeth Liebert has another idea – letting the news into your prayer life.

Praying with Nature

At a time of global fear and crisis, the practice of spending intentional time in the holiness of the natural world is a powerful way to connect with God.

The Path Towards Community

At a time when the future of religious life has become increasingly uncertain, stories of young discerners like Julia Sauter stand out.

As a woman in her 20s, busy with graduate school…