The history of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary is long and remarkable, filled with joy, challenges and a wonderful legacy of impact.

Reflect back on our history — and see how we've evolved in responding to God's apostolic call over the last 150 years. 

Scroll down to see personal memories, stories, and thoughts that others have shared.

...and consider adding your own. 


Sisters share a smile

​“My mother, Agnes Ariey, attended Holy Names College over 70 years ago. She always spoke of her time there with great fondness. We continue to support the Sisters in her name. We appreciate your prayers for her.” 

~Patricia (Ariey) Barton

Sisters Diane and Nicki at a summer gathering.

“We have a vacation house in Santa Cruz and love attending Mass at the Seaside Chapel at Villa Maria del Mar. The Sisters have faithfully kept me in their prayers over the years, for which I am incredibly grateful.” 

~Marla Kanelos

"The Sisters have been an integral part of my life since 1968. They have enriched my spiritual life, nurtured me, laughed with me, and often given me the courage I needed to continue on my path. They make me proud to be a woman of faith." 

~Monica Haupt

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