History of the congregation

Birth and baptism of Eulalie-Mélanie Durocher

Foundation of the Institute of the Religious of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Foundation, by Marie-Catherine Ruel (Marie-Saint-Augustin of Jesus), of the Institute of the Religious of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, in Marseilles (France), under the direction of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, for the education of girls of the working class.

Arrival in Canada of the Oblates

Arrival in Canada of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Father Pierre-Adrien Telmon, omi, becomes the spiritual director of Eulalie Durocher.

Canonical erection at Beloeil

Canonical erection at Beloeil, by Father Pierre-Adrien Telmon, omi, of the first congregation of the Children of Mary in Canada for parish girls. Eulalie Durocher is elected president and has a role of spiritual animation.

Invitation of Monsignor Ignace Bourget

Invitation of Monsignor Ignace Bourget to Eulalie Durocher to found a new religious congregation dedicated to the Christian education of youth.

Foundation of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Foundation, in Longueuil, of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary "to give a religious education to the poorest and most abandoned children". (Chronicles, 1850)

Vêture and beginning of the novitiate

Eulalie Durocher is now named Sister Marie-Rose. Mélodie Dufresne receives the name of Sister Marie-Agnès, while Henriette Céré receives that of Sister Marie-Madeleine.

Relocation of the Foundation House to the Convent of Longueuil

The three foundresses make profession

On the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the three foundresses make profession: Marie-Rose, Marie-Agnès and Marie-Madeleine.

Civil incorporation

Civil incorporation of the community of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, for the education and education of youth.

Perpetual profession of the three foundresses

Perpetual profession of the three foundresses, sisters Marie-Rose, Marie-Agnès and Marie-Madeleine, to whom sisters Véronique-du-Crucifix and Thérèse-de-Jésus are joined.

Foundation, in Beloeil, of the first SNJM mission

Death of Mother Marie-Rose, foundress of the SNJM Congregation

Adoption of the seal of the Community

Arrival in Oregon of the twelve SNJM foundresses of the first distant mission

Inauguration of the Convent of Hochelaga, Quebec, new Mother House of the Congregation

Foundation of a SNJM Mission in Windsor, Ontario

Foundation at Schenectady of the first mission of the Province of New York

Arrival in California of six SNJM foundresses

Arrival of the foundresses of the first mission in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Final approval of the Institute by Pope Pius IX

Final approval of the Constitutions by Pope Leo XIII

Inauguration of the third SNJM Mother House in Outremont, Quebec

Beginning, in Montreal, of the informative process of the cause of mother Marie-Rose

Departure of the SNJM foundresses for Basutoland (Lesotho)

Foundation of the SNJM mission in Japan

On August 26, 1940, SNJM missionaries in Japan returned to Canada.

Centenary of the Congregation

The centenary of the Congregation which has 3367 religious teachers to 57 299 students in 212 institutions around the world.

December 1961 Foundation of the SNJM Mission in Peru

Foundation of the SNJM mission in Brazil

Foundation of the SNJM mission in Cameroon

Official introduction by Pope Paul IV of the cause of beatification of Mother Marie-Rose

Foundation of the SNJM mission in Haiti

Reading the decree on the heroic virtues of Mother Marie-Rose

Pope John Paul II declares it Venerable.

Beatification of Mother Marie-Rose

In Rome, beatification of Mother Marie-Rose, by Pope John Paul II, giving her the name Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher.

Adoption of the collective stand against the human trafficking of women and children forced to forced labor

Transfer of the tomb of Mother Marie-Rose

Transfer of the tomb of Mother Marie-Rose, from the Mother House of Outremont, to the right transept of the Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue cocathedral, Longueuil, where the Marie-Rose Chapel was erected in her honor.

Closure of the Outremont parent company

Opening of the Maison Jésus-Marie in Longueuil, new residence of the older sisters and sick sisters

Second corporate stand affirming that water is a human right

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) take a second collective stance affirming that water is a human right and a public good.

Festivities in honor of the 200th birthday of Mother Marie-Rose

Corporate stand in favor of the defense of migrant and refugee people

One of the great challenges of the 21st century is the migration issue. The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) adopt, after a long process of consultation, a collective position in favor of the defense of migrant and refugee people.

Commemorative year of 175 years of existence of the congregation founded by Eulalie Durocher

Commemorative year of 175 years of existence of the congregation founded by Eulalie Durocher in Longueuil with her companions Mélodie Dufresne and Henriette Céré. The year 2018 is also marked by celebrations of 150 years of founding in California.