Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Liberating life through education and the promotion of justice


We are an apostolic congregation of women religious founded by Eulalie Durocher in Longueuil, Quebec in 1843. Motivated by our Christian spirituality, we hold the full development of the human person at the very core of our mission. In recent years, the life and mission of our congregation have been enriched by lay people inspired by the values and ideals of the Congregation and the person and spirituality of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher.

With a focus on integral ecology, we recognize and promote the intrinsic inter-connectedness among environmental, economic, political, social, cultural and ethical realities.

Responding to the needs of our world today, we work:
to prevent and deter human trafficking;
to promote universal access to clean water;
and to find solutions and advocate for immigrants and refugees.


Active on three continents, Africa, South America and North America, we are inspired by the words of Jesus “I have come to cast fire on the earth, the fire of love, justice and peace”.

Ways to Collaborate

To contribute to the success of these mission projects and many others, every action counts. If you would like more information on ways you can offer your time, financial or material assistance, or simply stay informed of our activities, we encourage you to visit our Collaboration section.