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  • 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

Mary Boys, SNJM Meets Pope Francis

When Mary Boys, SNJM was in Rome for a conference recently, she had the opportunity for an audience with Pope Francis.

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Painting Pride at Marie Rose House in Wapato

While Marina Rose Parisi, SNJM was celebrating her 60th Jubilee with a Mass in Toppenish, volunteers from Western Washington, Wapato and Yakima converged at Marie Rose House to do a graffiti transformation project on a house across the street. The centerpiece, Mother Mary and the wolf, represents two symbols deep in the psyche of Wapatoans. (The town is about 70% Latino, mainly of Mexican descent, and the high school mascot is the wolf.)

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Albany's Coalition to End Human Trafficking Honored

The Interfaith Alliance of New York State recently honored the Coalition to End Human Trafficking (Albany, NY) for their efforts this past year. Mary Elizabeth Lagoy, SNJM and Joyce Houle, SNJM were among those honored. The coalition is planning an education day at the Academy of the Holy Names, Albany where a survivor of human trafficking will be the main speaker. The coalition's dream, which is already in the making, is to support the establishment of a safe house in the Albany area.

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