Why Give?

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is an international congregation of Catholic Sisters. We are women of faith who commit our lives and our resources to serve, educate, collaborate and advocate to meet the unmet needs of society.

Following in the footsteps of foundress Blessed Marie Rose, the Sisters have long been advocates for women and children, and in recent times have focused energy on issues such as fighting human tracking, advocating for water as a human right, and supporting migrant populations around the world.

​Your gifts support the life needs of the Sisters as well as the ministries that are their life’s work. You can read more about their ministries here.


Why Do Others Give?

The Harold Family

The Harold family has a long history with the Sisters of the Holy Names. Robert and Frances Harold and their children Liz, Bob and Jim made their home in Pasadena, CA. The children were taught by the Sisters at Saints Felicitas and Perpetua School in San Marino during the 1950s and 60s…

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My Aunt, Sister Joanne Veronica Goheen

Born in California, Joanne Veronica Goheen did not meet her father’s Oregon-based sister (and her own namesake), Sister Veronica Mary Goheen, until she was 10 years old. Still, her aunt made a lasting impression.

“I was in awe of her,” relates Joanne. “She was quite petite but had a power and authority about her that immediately caught your attention.”

Sister Veronica Mary served as principal of eight schools in Washington and Oregon between 1929 and 1957…

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