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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

Strawberry Day in California

On May 10, 1868, six Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary arrived in San Francisco from Eastern Canada, where they were warmly welcomed by the Sisters of Mercy with strawberries and cream. As strawberries were not in season in Eastern Canada at that time of year, this was quite a treat for them. Every year in the Bay Area, we commemorate the arrival of the founders of our school with Strawberry Day.

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Members of the Holy Names High School Student Council leadership with Carol Nicklas, SNJM

St. Mary's Academy's Marian Singers Named OSAA State Choir Champions

With an almost perfect score, St. Mary's Academy's Marian Singers claimed first place in the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) State Choir Championships on May 9. The Marians are the first all-female choir in the history of the competition to be named first in state. Read more at:

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Bathilda Heqoa, SNJM Honored by Holy Names University

Holy Names University chose Bathilda Heqoa, SNJM as the Keynote Speaker at its Alpha Delta Leadership and Athletic Awards dinner. Nominated by her professors, Sr. Bathilda was welcomed into Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic Graduate Honor Society. Members of this society are students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership. See below for a photo.

 Bathilda Heqoa snjm honored by Holy Names University

Durocher Service Program News

Kay Burton, SNJM arranged for young people from Jonestown, MS to participate in several youth engagement workshops sponsored by the University of Mississippi on the topics of Budgeting and Saving, Green House Construction, Map Mural Painting, and a Black History Month event held at the Resource Center in Jonestown. The photo below is the finished product of those who participated in the Map Mural Painting Project which was organized by an international student organization. The workshops were organized by the University of Mississippi's McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement.

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Rosemary Everett, SNJM Speaks at Justice Summit

Each year, Bellarmine College Prep, a Jesuit High School in San Jose, chooses a justice theme that they integrate into their curriculum and activities, culminating in a two-day Justice Summit. This year, the theme was human trafficking. Caritas Foster, SHF and Rosemary Everett, SNJM were asked to do three sessions sharing their personal involvement and the commitment of their congregations. With Yvonne Massicotte's "Ten Year Summary" of our SNJM actions against trafficking, there was plenty to share!

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