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“As we engage the questions of our day and face them together, we strengthen our bonds, rediscover our identity and deepen the prophetic sense of our call.”

Sisters of the Holy Names,
Acts of the 31st General Chapter, 2001





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Resources and Ministries

We've listed for you below just a sampling of the ministries in which the Holy Names Sisters and Associates are involved:


Namasté was formed to offer affordable opportunities for rest, renewal and spiritual exploration. It is a center that provides spiritual nurturance through retreats, faith groups, spiritual direction and training open to all faith traditions. Call Sister Pat McCrann for more details at (503) 283-0199 or email her at: patmccrann@aol.com

Namasté, in partnership with the Sisters of the Holy Names, has two beautiful homes available for spiritual renewal. Both are uniquely situated in tranquil settings, one about one hour from downtown Portland and the other about 20 minutes away. For more information contact Sister Pat McCrann. (503) 283-0199 or visit the website at www.namasteportland.org

The Sophia Center

The Sophia Center where art and pottery are dedicated to the celebration and healing of the heart and earth. Sister Kathryn Knoll, who many remember from the Close Line Studio at Marylhurst, continues this ministry at Sophia Center and Gift Shop in Newport, Oregon.

Visit the website at: www.sophiacenter.org

Housecall Providers

Housecall Providers, Inc. (HPI) is the only nonprofit primary care medical practice in the Portland metropolitan area to provide in-home physician and nurse practitioner services to homebound seniors and persons with disabilities. Holy Names Associate Dr. Benneth Husted has worked with volunteers such as Kathleen Hearn, SNJM to provide excellent care to meet an important need in our region. Website

Open Hearth

Provides you the opportunity to weave the threads of mind, body, and spirit as you travel the path of your spiritual journey.

Provides you the opportunity to discover and affirm the gifts and blessings you share with all creation through the union of heart and earth (Hearth) in your life.

For more information about this spiritual resource located in Eugene, Oregon, call Sister Janice Jackson, SNJM at (541) 345-9964.

St. Mary’s Academy

Located centrally in downtown Portland, St. Mary's celebrated 150 years of educating the region’s young women in 2009. The school provides a college preparatory curriculum to a diverse population and creates an environment for each to develop academically, spiritually, aesthetically, athletically, and socially. Website

Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University: Visit their website at: www.marylhurst.edu and click on Religious Studies.

Jesuit Spirituality Center

The Jesuit Spirituality Center, located in southeast Portland, offers many spiritual opportunities. Visit the website.




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