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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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Recent News

Teresa Shields, SNJM Honored by Delta Kappa Gamma

Teresa Shields, SNJM recently received the Red Rose Award from Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority founded to further women's education and to bring justice to women in higher education. Every year, they give the Red Rose Award to an educator who has made a difference in her community. Presenting the award was Dr. Ann Harland Webster, who was on the founding board and is still involved in furthering the mission of the Jonestown Family Center.

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Mary Ann Rawson, SNJM Honored at Jubilee Mass in Tucson, AZ

The Diocese of Tucson held a special Mass honoring their Jubilarians for the year, including Mary Ann Rawson, SNJM.

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A Watercolor Class for Merrill Gardens Sisters

Mary Duffy, SNJM teaches a watercolor class for Sisters and residents of Merrill Gardens.

Mary Duffy teaches a watercolor class at Merrill Gardens - Copy

Southern California Formation Day

Our Southern CA Mission Centre recently held a Formation Day for Sisters and Associates. They spent time reflecting on charism and spirituality as a foundation for the eight SNJM Core Values. They were edified by the experience and expressed that this kind of gathering is important for ongoing personal and community formation.

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Cynthia Canning, SNJM and Rosemary Delaney, SNJM Honored

Sister Cynthia and Sister Rosemary were honored at the January 26 Alameda County Board of Supervisors' meeting. As co-founders of Next Step Learning Center in Oakland, CA, they both received framed commendations acknowledging their enduring legacy in the lives of those they have touched. Present for the ceremony were Next Step's board, new Executive Director Lisa Stringer, Operations Manager Peggy Presley, Sr. Maureen Delaney from the PLT, and a number of Next Step tutors, Sisters and Associates.

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AHN, Tampa Breaks Ground for New Arts Center

The entire student body, faculty and staff of the Academy of Holy Names, Tampa were joined by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Father Steve Ryan, Trustees and friends of the Academy for the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new arts center. The Bailey Family Center for the Arts will include a 350-seat theater and rooms for art, music, drama and dance. It will have display space for student artwork, an area for student collaboration and project-based learning and a maker lab to further encourage student creativity and ingenuity. Watch a video of the ceremony at:

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Ann Regan, SNJM, fifth from left, smiles as Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn speaks.