Where do SNJM religious come from?

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They come primarily from several cities in Canada and the United States.

However, the initial commitment of the founder of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) to understanding and responding to the needs of local people has led the Congregation to work in many different regions. More than 7,000 people joined the community after being inspired by the SNJM values and mission.

The development of a mission in Basutoland, now Lesotho, attracted several local women to become SNJMs and there remains an active presence there. At the same time, our work in Latin America, in places such as Haiti, Peru and Brazil, has brought the Congregation to the fore. Today, the Congregation still has sisters in Peru.

The SNJM Central Archive Service’s exhibition entitled “From Yesterday to Today” featured archival documents illustrating work in education, prayer and aid, while also showing the countries of birth of the sisters on this globe.

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