SNJM General En


section right 2 box home




Launching SNJM’s volunteer awareness campaign



Longueuil, February 8, 2016 - The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) are enthusiastically launching 2016 with an awareness building campaign promoting opportunities for volunteering with the community.

The objective of the campaign is to facilitate the recruitment of volunteers for six organizations that are connected with the Sisters or SNJM Associates. These organizations serve people on the margins of society. In all, the community hopes to fill 8 positions in four countries.The positions are:

1. Outreach Volunteer (Centro Social Madre Maria Rosa, Brazil)
2. Early Learning Assistant (Heritage University, United States)
3. Cultural Facilitator (Marie-Rose Children's House, Canada)
4. Outreach Volunteer (Centro « Maria-Rosa » - Perú, Peru)
5. Research and Resource Assistant (IPJC, United States)
6. Kitchen Assistant (Heritage University, United States)
7. Studio Assistant (Artbeat Studio, Canada)
8. Library Assistant (Heritage University, United States)

These postings are part of SNJM's Solidarity Projects, an exciting program offering opportunities to build a better world. Background information on one of these positions will be featured monthly on our Facebook campaign page.

Join in, "like", share and promote the campaign
What can you do? Become an active part of this campaign by spreading the word. Help link the right volunteer to the right position. Go to the Facebook campaign page and click the "Like" button. Quick, easy and the most effective way you can keep the SNJM Charism alive! Let's make it happen! Here is a link to the solidarity projects Facebook page:

About the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is an international community of Catholic women religious. In their mission, the SNJMs act with the cooperation of associates, lay consecrated persons, volunteers, colleagues and friends. Founded in 1843 in Longueuil, QC, Canada, the congregation carries out its mission of education on three continents. Visit

For further information:
Isabelle Roy
Director of communications
Tel: 450 651-8104 ext. 1202
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Second International Day against Human Trafficking

On February 8, 2016, let's pray and share against Human Trafficking!

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada - January 30, 2016, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary invites the public, its members and friends to celebrate the Second International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.


The Sisters of the Holy Names pray for a fair, practical, binding and universal agreement on climate change

logo tousensemble

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, November 30, 2015 – The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) ask the general public, their members and friends to join them in praying that the United Nations Conference on Climate Change manages to come together to develop a fair, practical and legally binding agreement.

To pray in an informed manner
The SNJM's Justice and Peace Network also encourages everyone to become more informed about and to reflect on the issue of climate change from a spiritual perspective. The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, an SNJM sponsored NGO, has developed two educational guides to help inform and structure this reflection:
• "Climate Change: Our Call to Conversion" a booklet offering four training sessions on climate change
• A new "Laudato Si' Reflection Guide", which provides additional information along with extracts from "Laudato Si' " Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and issues of human ecology. The guide is intended to help facilitate understanding of Pope Francis' message.


A strong presence at the 4th World March of Women


The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM)

say NO tho Human Trafficking

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada - October 21 - An SNJM delegation of about 50 women, a good number over 80, join thousands of other women to walk the streets of Trois-Rivières as part of the 4th World March of Women. Colourful posters and a catchy slogan drew attention to their participation in the March.

Opposed to the traffic in human beings
The Sisters of the Holy Names use the opportunity to denounce the traffic in human beings. In an effort to promote human rights and to combat the traffic in women and children and their sexual exploitation, or forced labour, the Congregation took a position on the issue in 2004. Dedicated to the struggle, the Congregation works on its own and in collaboration with other organizations to promote policies and programs to put an end to the illegal traffic in human beings.

An ongoing struggle
During the March, the SNJM were particularly touched by the support and solidarity shown indigenous women. Sr. Denise Riel, the SNJM's Quebec provincial facilitator, was particularly struck by one of the placards that read "If we are to stay standing, we need to keep moving".


Committed to solidarity, the Sisters of the Holy Names will participate in the World March of Women

MMF3Sisters Pauline Labbé, Yolande Moreau and Gabrielle Brunet are cutting pennants for the World March of Women.

The public is invited to lend its support to participants on October 17.

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – October 14, 2015 – Building on their commitment to advance the cause of women throughout the world, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary will participate in the fourth edition of the World March of Women, which will take place in Trois-Rivières on October 17.

The Sisters, many of whom are over 80, have chartered a 56 passenger bus to bring them to the March. The Quebec SNJM sisters will be joining an international delegation of sisters from Lesotho, Peru, the United States and Manitoba. Together, they will demonstrate their solidarity with the cause of women and with the theme of this year's March, "Reclaiming Our Bodies, Our Territories, Our Communities!"

Preparations well under way
The Congregation and all of its participating sisters, consecrated persons and associates are actively involved in a solidarity campaign that will see thousands of women coming together at the Trois-Rivières event. At this point, the elderly sisters are actively involved in making their own banners that capture and symbolize the sisters 'commitment to the March and to the cause it stands for.

The public invited to participate!
The sisters' preparations for the March will reach its high point with a brief celebration on Saturday, October 17 at 8 pm. The public is invited to express its solidarity with, and give its blessing to, the elderly sisters just before they board the bus for Trois-Rivières. The departure and celebration will take place at the Maison Jésus-Marie parking lot at 86, Saint-Charles Street East, Longueuil.

More about the SNJM's
Founded by Blessed Eulalie Durocher in Longueuil, Quebec in 1843, the Congregation of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) has always stood at the core of the cause of women with its devotion to the education of young girls in the rural areas. Today, this international congregation works in collaboration with associates, consecrated persons, volunteers, friends and colleagues throughout the world and is active on three continents. For more information on the Congregation and its international work visit, or for information on its work in Quebec.

For further information contact, Isabelle Roy, 450 651-8104, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Newsletter Subscription

Subscribe to our mailing list and receive our newsletter as soon as it is released.

Contact us

SNJM General Administration

80 St-Charles Street East, Longueuil, Qc, Canada, J4H 1A9

- Phone:  +1 450 651-8104

- Fax:  +1 450 651-8636

- E-mail :  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connect with us

We're on Social Networks. Follow us & get in touch.

Prayer request

Click here to access the prayer request form.

You are here: Home News News