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Open House, Saturday May 26, at the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) will welcome visitors to their Open House at the Congregational House (the former Longueuil Convent). On this first day of free-of-charge activities, organized to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the congregation, you will find several new features, including thematic tours on heritage, the beatification of the foundress as well as a spiritual component.)

Discover the history and heritage of SNJMs

In this year commemorating 175 years of the existence of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), several activities and events are organized to make known the history and heritage of the first teaching congregation of women religious founded by a Canadian, Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher. Here is an overview of some of the activities.

Inauguration of the SNJM exhibition, “EDUCATE TO LIBERATE”

The inauguration of the archival exhibition EDUCATE TO LIBERATE on February 28 officially launched in Quebec the 175th anniversary year of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), the first teaching congregation of women religious founded by a Canadian woman.

The Passion of Augustine… according to the Sisters of the Holy Names

Longueuil, August 1st 2016 - A talk* on The passion of Augustine, according to the SNJMs will take place, mainly in French, on Saturday, August 13 at 1 p.m. at the Congregational House of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM). The address is 80, Saint-Charles St. East, Longueuil.

New Congregational Leadership Team

Longueuil, September 14, 2016 - The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary are happy to announce their new Congregational Leadership Team elected recently by the delegates of the 34th General Chapter. With a five-year mandate from 2017 to 2021, this new team will take office on January 1, 2017

The Taillon MNA, Diane Lamarre, visits Marie-Rose Centre

Longueuil, September 12, 2016 — Last week, the Taillon Member of the National Assembly, Ms Diane Lamarre had a nostalgic return to Marie-Rose Centre, located at 80 Saint-Charles Est.

A new cultural and spiritual destination

Longueuil, May 18, 2016 – Five religious heritage sites have come together to develop the Saint Lawrence River Shrines tour and present the public with a new tourist destination on Montreal's South Shore.

Annual Meeting of SNJM Leadership Teams

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, April 13, 2016 – the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary are opening today the annual meeting of the Congregation's Leadership Teams. From April 13 through 19, twenty seven members of the Leadership Teams will meet to review the previous year's work.

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

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.

A strong presence at the 4th World March of Women

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.

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

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 SNJM invites you to celebrate the First International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada - January 30, 2015 -the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary invites the public, its members and friends to celebrate the First International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.

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

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.

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

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – July 13, 2015 – what do trafficking in human beings, the right to water and the situation of migrants have in common?

Unanimous Tributes to Sister Mariette Payment (1927-2015)

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – June 1, 2015 – Many tributes were paid to Sister Mariette Payment, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), at her funeral held on Wednesday, May 27th at the chapel of Maison Jésus-Marie, in Longueuil.

Marie-Rose, ever alive!

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada - May 25, 2015 - The blessing of a new monument depicting Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), was held Saturday, May 23, on the vigil of Pentecost.

New monument in memory of Marie-Rose Durocher

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – 23 May 2015 –Today, on this anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, a new monument in her memory will be unveiled. The event will start at 4:00 pm, on the western outskirts of the Co-Cathedral of Saint Anthony of Padua, in Longueuil.

Reflection Time for Holy Week

Longueuil, QC, Canada – March 27, 2015 – Because of its concern regarding the situation of immigrants and refugees, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, is inviting you, during this Holy Week, to a time of prayer and reflection on this important issue.

An invitation to pray in solidarity starting March 22

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary have taken a corporate stand on water and wish to highlight this special day.

A very special March 8th

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – March 4, 2015 - The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) call upon the members of their community to mobilize and to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8.

Inauguration of General Administration Newsletter

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada - February 2, 2015 - The SNJM General Administration is happy to introduce its first newsletter.

SNJM’s mark 10 years of commitment against human trafficking

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – October 28th 2014 - This year, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) highlights its 10th anniversary of struggle against human slavery by publishing a retrospective.

At the United Nations, we are annoying women!

Quebec - Canada, Longueuil , July 23 - "At the United Nations, we are annoying women!" So stated Michele Morek, OSU, coordinator, in describing the work of UNANIMA International (UNANIMA) at the UN. "How are we annoying? We tirelessly visit the offices of member states to lobby for the recognition of water and sanitation as human rights. Some States are truly annoyed by this."

Catholic Sisters at the United Nations

On Saturday July 19, 2014, at 1:30 pm EDT, Michele Morek, OSU, the coordinator of UNANIMA International (UNANIMA), a non-governmental organization which advocates at the United Nations, will discuss the critical social issues of water, human trafficking and immigration.