From the very beginnings of the foundation of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), our foundress, Mother Marie-Rose instilled a spirit of collaboration, openness and welcoming others.
Listening to people, responding to the needs expressed by each community, working with others to advance a cause, defending the rights of marginalized people, setting up convents, schools, organizations which offered needed help — all that is at the very heart of the action of our foundress and of her spiritual heritage.
Moreover, she supported and promoted the following motto throughout her life: “In union is our strength.” This call to union refers as much to the absence of conflict as it does to the sharing of the talents and skills of everyone, both individually and communally, in order to fully live the SNJM mission.
Inspired by this spirit, the SNJM Congregation has founded numerous institutions and several organizations around the world while forging collaborative ties with partners in the various milieux in which they work.
They have thus set up some more or less formal structures, such as the SNJM Justice Network and: