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  • Spirituality

    Spirituality

    Our love for the names of Jesus and Mary keeps us rooted in the Gospel call to desire what God desires - justice, compassion and peace on Earth.

  • Ministry

    Ministry

    We work to heal and repair the world through education, arts and culture, social service, advocacy, social justice and systemic change.

  • Justice

    Justice

    Our charism calls us to act and pray in solidarity with people who are poor and marginalized.

  • Community

    Community

    We support and sustain one another in our ministries and daily life, offering hospitality and love to all.

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    Join Us!

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Become a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Who are the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary?

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is an international congregation of Catholic Sisters, Associates and Lay Consecrated who are dedicated to the full development of the human person through education, social justice, contemplation and the arts. Holy Names Sisters work to heal and repair the world by engaging in education, arts and culture, social service, advocacy, social justice and systemic change. Sisters can be found living out their ministries and Gospel pathways through preschools, high schools, universities, parishes, nonprofit organizations, studios, prisons, immigration centers, hospitals and clinics, retirement communities, spirituality and retreat centers.

Meet our Sisters and read their stories.

Listen to Two Sisters' Vocation Stories on A Nun's Life Podcast

In this recording, Sisters Sally Gunn and Cythnia Canning respond to questions from listeners, talk about their call to religious life and exchange insights about faith and ministry with the two hosts of A Nun's Life. The Oct. 21, 2016 episode was part of the "Motherhouse Road Trip" by Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters Julie Vieira and Maxine Kollasch, who interviewed Sisters around the United States as they celebrate 10 years of A Nun's Life Ministry serving the online community.

Click here to listen to the podcast

Video: Give Your Heart Away - Our Sisters and their ministries

We thank the Sisters for the many times they give their heart away and teach us to do the same. Please enjoy this video about our Sisters and their ministries.

From SNJM U.S.-Ontario Province on Vimeo.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in learning about Associates of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.  If you would like to learn more or feel you may have a call to become an Sister of the Holy Names, please complete the information in the link below.

Inquire about becoming a Sister - contact form