Our Associates

Mission Statement

SNJM Associates are women and men invited to live the charism and spirit of the foundress, Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher.  We are united in living the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary through our daily lives. We give witness to the SNJM core values of faith, education and service for the full development of the human person.

According to our gifts and circumstances in life:

  • we participate in education to promote and respond to the justice issues of our times;
  • we collaborate as Associates to welcome, advocate for, and serve people who are marginalized;
  • we celebrate and support each other on our faith journey.

Associate Activities

In Manitoba there are currently 62 Associates and 3 candidates. Active Associates gather regularly to:

Associates also send representation to the General Chapter of the Congregation which meets every 5 years to set direction and priorities.


Calendar of Events

Click here for the 2021-2022 Calendar of Events.



Manitoba Associate Leadership and Collaboration

Activities and events are coordinated by the Associate Leadership Team.

The current members of the Leadership Team are Gina Hoe, Kitty Kelly, Jean Van Walleghem, Christine Butterill, Mary Morton and Sister Marylyn Gibney.

The Team has representation on the Congregational Associate Network that was established after the 2016 General Chapter.

Read about our Associates around the world: Quebec, USA-Ontario, Lesotho.


Become an Associate

Read about how you can become an SNJM Associate in Manitoba.


In Remembrance of Our Associates

Irene Kirouac

Phyllis White