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    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.
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    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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Recent News

Sophia Park, SNJM In the Global Sisters Report

Sophia Park, SNJM spoke with the National Catholic Reporter about what kind of church Pope Francis will find during his trip to South Korea. You can listen to an audio interview at: http://globalsistersreport.org/news/spirituality/ church-francis-will-find-korea-7821.

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Sophia Park, SNJM

Sophia Park, SNJM (East Bay) spoke with the National Catholic Reporter about what kind of church Pope Francis will find during his trip to South Korea. You can listen to an audio interview at: http://globalsistersreport.org/news/spirituality/church-francis-will-find-korea-7821.  

Holy Names University Music Center Receives Grant

The Kodály Center for Music Education at HNU received a $10,000 grant from The Hungary Initiatives Foundation to support the continuation of visiting Hungarian master teachers. The grant blossomed from the work of HNU music professor Mary Alice Hein, SNJM with prominent Hungarian composer, musician and music educator Zoltán Kodály in the 1970s. Read more at: http://www.hnu.edu/news/2014/08/the-kodaly-center-for-music-education-receives-10000-grant.

Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM Shares Insight About the Art and Spiritual Practice of Discernment

Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM, professor of spiritual life at San Francisco Theological Seminary, shared insights about the art and practice of Christian discernment in a video interview. Read more at: http://collegevilleinstitute.org/blog/art-spiritual-practice-discernment/. You can view the video directly at: http://youtu.be/QD9jVpUOk1U or by clicking on the image below.

SNJM Presence at the UN: A Webcast

Michele Morek, OSU recently gave a presentation in Longueuil, Quebec, about the work of UNANIMA International at the United Nations. It was live-streamed across four continents. You can access the English version of the webcast, on the SNJM Congregational website, at: http://www.snjm.org/en/events/webcasts.

Video on Why Children Are Fleeing

Jesuit Refugee Services have made a short video that helps to explain why children and families from the Northern Triangle of Central America are fleeing for their lives: http://youtu.be/v_sa0-6uEiU.

St. Mary's Academy Students Attend and Win at CyberDiscovery Camp

St. Mary's Academy students recently participated in a CyberDiscovery Camp at Portland State University to explore the history, social and ethical issues, and technology involved in cyberspace security. They scored the most points for the duration of the camp and received a financial award of $1250 which will be used to fund projects for St. Mary's Academy's Tech Club in the upcoming year. Read more at: http://blog.oregonlive.com/my-portland/2014/07/st_marys_academy _students_brea.html.