Women of Faith and Action

Delving into the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), founded by Eulalie Durocher in 1843, enables us to discover fragments of the history of 19th and 20th century Quebec from new perspectives.

The life stories of these women who built our Congregation and upheld the ideal and the vision of our foundress, give us the opportunity to better understand the nature of their commitment to God, while illustrating aspects of what we have named “active love.”

This section is an invitation to discover women, sometimes unknown to many, who nonetheless played a key role in a number of local communities and/or in specific fields, such as music or community action. These bold, dedicated, and determined women worked or are still working to help the poor and disadvantaged and to improve our society.

This section, which will be progressively updated and enhanced, presents various Sisters by means of varied forms: portrait, obituary and video clip. We wish you interesting discoveries!