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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

Column by Anne E. Patrick, SNJM in the Global Sisters Report

Anne E. Patrick, SNJM wrote a column, "The gift of papal silence," for the Global Sisters Report that you can read at:

Holy Names High School Senior Featured in Alliance for Girls Newsletter

HNHS Senior Betty Wu recently wrote a piece that was featured in the Alliance for Girls Spring Newsletter. Alliance for Girls is a local member-based non-profit that works towards helping Bay Area organizations that support young women and girls. Betty's reflection on moving from China to attend an all-girls school in the U.S. was featured in a new section of the newsletter, called "A Girl's Perspective." You can read Betty's essay at:

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!

Rosemary Everett - Bellarmine College Justice Summit 2015 - Copy - Copy

Ramona Student Honored as 'Woman of Achievement'

Ramona Convent Secondary School Junior Cecilia Nunez was recognized by Senator Ed Hernandez as a Woman of Achievement - Emerging Leader at a special ceremony. Cecilia was recognized for her work as a tutor; trainer for tutors; and student board member for Project Neo, the after-school education organization for at-risk youth in the San Gabriel Valley. Project Neo also mentors volunteers in developing strong leadership skills.

Ramona - Cecilia Nunez - Woman of Achievement - Copy

Day of Reflection with Carissa Phelps, Trafficking Survivor and Activist

Presentation Center in Los Gatos recently hosted a 'Day of Reflection: Unbind hearts that are Broken,' featuring Carissa Phelps, author of Runaway Girl, whose courageous story of moving beyond being a trafficking victim inspired the women attending. She encouraged those of us educating and working to raise awareness to take a further step and listen to survivors, to mentor them and possibly offer a retreat for them. Those in the San Jose and Monterey Diocese Catholic Network to End Trafficking shared many creative ideas in furthering our ministry.

Day of Reflection with Carissa Phelps at Presentation Center in Los Gatos - Copy