Who We AreThe 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.
A Prayer After The Tornado
We offer a Prayer After The Tornado.
Guadalupe Guajardo, SNJM honored by Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Guadalupe Guajardo, SNJM was honored by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon on May 2 for her 30 years of service. In addition, a new program developed by Sr. Guadalupe, LACE (Latina Associates for Collaborative Endeavors) was launched. LACE is a mentoring initiative to assure adequate bi-lingual and bi-cultural consultants for Latinos in the Pacific Northwest. Read more about Sr. Guadalupe's work at: http://www.nonprofitoregon.org/content/ guadalupe-guajardo.
Holy Names Academy seniors win first place in IPJC video competition
Holy Names Academy seniors created a five-minute film, "Documenting the Undocumented: The Struggle of Immigrant Youth," that won first place in the annual "Just" video contest conducted by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center. Two other original films by HNA students won third place and honorable mention. Watch all the films at: http://www.ipjc.org/programs/justvideo_ winners.html and see the winning video below.
Sophia Park, SNJM named the inaugural recipient of the Irene Woodward Endowed Professorship
Sophia Park, SNJM has been named the inaugural recipient of the Irene Woodward Endowed Professorship in Arts and Humanities at Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. Irene Woodward is a former HNU president. A reception for Sr. Sophia was held on April 28.
Irene Woodward and Sophia Park, SNJM
Holy Names University celebrates Founders' Day
Holy Names University celebrated Founders' Day on April 24 with a reenactment of the arrival of the first Sisters of the Holy Names from Canada. Those who attended were served strawberry shortcake in memory of the strawberries that the Sisters of Mercy served to the six weary Sisters of the Holy Names, who disembarked in San Francisco on May 10, 1868. During the celebration, faculty and staff, who celebrate anniversaries of employment this year, were acknowledged. Carol Sellman, SNJM was recognized for 30 years of service.
St. Mary's Academy receives gift to establish an endowed scholarship
St. Mary's Academy received a $2 million gift to establish an endowed scholarship. It's the largest single private individual gift in the school's 153-year history. "Knowing that there are choices in Portland for private education, I want St. Mary's Academy to be an affordable option for the brightest candidates who will go on to do great things and remember that they had been helped and will give back once they can," donor Mary Stevens said. Read more at: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/150869-st-marys-says-largest-single-donation-will-fund-scholarships.