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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

Linda Riggers, SNJM Receives Loeken Award

Seattle - Linda Riggers receives Loeken award - Copy

Linda Riggers, SNJM, at right, with Kim Ficele-Bowen, chair of the Holy Names Academy International Language Department and a Spanish teacher, who received the Distinguished Teacher Award.

Holy Names Academy, Seattle bestowed its Loeken Award on its registrar, Linda Riggers, SNJM at a recent assembly. The award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has gone the extra mile in service to the Academy. In the Attendance Office, Sr. Linda lives the mission of the school in many ways through her attentive care to the needs of each student.

Associate Candidate Formation in the Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic prayer gathering

On April 24, 11 Sisters and Associates of the Mid-Atlantic Mission Centre gathered with two Associate candidates to focus on the topic of "Prayer: Contemplation in Action."


Immigration Rally at the Supreme Court

Mid Atlantic Carol Ries - NETWORK Immigration rally - Copy

Carroll Ann Kemp, SNJM; Frankie Barber, SNJM and Carol Ries, SNJM stand in front of the Supreme Court to support immigrant sisters and brothers in their struggle for justice.
Photo credit: NETWORK Lobby. 

Thousands gathered at the Supreme Court this week to support moral rights of immigrant families. Oral arguments began on April 20 in the case "U.S. v. Texas," which challenges President Obama's executive orders (DACA and DAPA). All are invited to continue praying for the entire week and until the justices make their decision.

Religion Students at HNA, Seattle Take Part in Environment Retreat

HNA Seattle senior religion class - Copy

Seattle's Holy Names Academy senior religion classes walked from school to Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill as part of an environment mini-retreat after studying excerpts from the Earth Charter and Laudato Si'. Students reflected in their journals afterwards about reverence for all of God's creation. Throughout the day, different groups experienced the early sun to mid-day warmth, and then the afternoon rains.