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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 www.snjm.org, or www.snjm.qc.ca 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.

The SNJM’s launch a consultation leading to its 34th General Chapter

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – September 11, 2015 – Tomorrow, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) launches a consultation process leading to its 34th General Chapter. Chapter preparations will culminate in July 2016 with a major gathering of SNJM delegates and guests. The General Chapter is the opportunity for the sisters and Associates to actively participate in the development of the life and mission of the SNJM Congration.

A participatory process
The next few months will see a series of small group meetings within the five SNJM entities: the Lesotho, Manitoba, Quebec and U.S.-Ontario Provinces and the Mission-Sector. Participants will utilize video conferencing and other innovative technologies to ensure maximum participation.

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The SNJM Youth Justice Forum - Mission accomplished! Very positive results!

Forumjustice-jeunesseParticipants in the 3rd edition of the SNJM Youth Justice Forum held in Saint-Lambert from July 15th to 21st.

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, July 23, 2015 - After six days of concentrated activities and exchanges, the 50 participants in the SNJM -Youth Justice Forum left for home full of enthusiasm and ready to take action for social justice on the home front be it in Canada, in the United States, or in Lesotho.

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Young people tackle the issues of human trafficking, access to water and immigrants

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SNJM Youth Justice Forum - 3rd Edition

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – July 13, 2015 – what do trafficking in human beings, the right to water and the situation of migrants have in common? All three issues are at the centre of the Third SNJM Youth Justice Forum which will take place from 15 through 20 of July at Durocher College in Saint-Lambert, on Montréal's South Shore. 40 students from Lesotho, United States and Canada, have given up a part of their summer holidays to come to grips with and act on these key challenges to humanity.

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The 3rd edition of the SNJM Youth Justice Forum gets ready

Youth-Forum-Seattle-2012Partincipants in the 2nd edition of the SNJM Youth Justice Forum held in Seattle in 2012

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – June 18th, 2015 - Concerned about injustice in the world and ready to act, some 40 students from Lesotho, the United States and Canada will participate in the SNJM Youth Justice Forum. Thirteen different schools affiliated to the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) will be represented at the Forum, which will take place from July 15th to 20th at Durocher College in Saint Lambert on the outskirts of Montreal (Quebec, Canada).

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