Become a Sister or an Associate
In today’s world many young people are experiencing a hunger for things of the spirit. If you are interested in becoming a Holy Names Sister or associate, please email the U.S.-Ontario Province at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister Sophia Park: Recently Vowed California SNJM
Sophia Park recently made her first vows in a ceremony at the Holy Names Convent in Los Gatos. She was drawn to join the Sisters of the Holy Names by the deep prayerful life of the Sisters, and charism that emphasizes human dignity and social justice.
Sister Sophia is a native of South Korea. After graduating from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, she came to the United States and earned an M.A. in Christian Spirituality at Seattle University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
Sr. Sophia is teaching theology and spiritual direction at Holy Names University in Oakland.
Kathy Herrington: On Becoming an Associate
Becoming an Associate of the Sisters of the Holy Names was probably the turning point of my life. What I learned about the history of the Sisters deepened my spirituality and called to me. I was hooked on the charism of Mother Rose and wanted to be a part of her legacy—her community.
As an Associate, I have made that commitment. I try to stay involved with the Sisters of the Holy Names, in all ways possible, through ministry, community, and prayer.
My husband and our children know how important my connection to the Sisters is in my life, and they are very supportive. They all see how much better of a person I have become through my association with the Sisters.