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 60 Associates and 2 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.




Manitoba Associate Leadership and Collaboration

Activities and events are coordinated by the Associate Leadership Team.

The current members of the Leadership Team are Christine Butterill, Mary Morton, Jean Van Walleghem 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

Yvette Fillion

Irene Kirouac

Phyllis White

Mary Clarke