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  • The NAHNS has recently opened an on-line store for ordering many of the materials you need. This new service provides a safe, convenient and low cost method for you to get the Holy Name Supplies you need. More items will be added soon. Click here to order!

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  • Life Marriage Family Youth CommitteeNAHNS Life, Marriage, Family, Youth Committee assists Holy Name Society members implement the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Plan for rebuilding a Catholic Culture in accord with all the teachings of the Church. Learn more

  • Monogram of Name of JesusThe Holy Name Society is the popular name for the Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus. It is fundamentally and essentially a spiritual organization for Catholics - lay and religious, whose purpose is to give honor to the Most Sacred Names of God and Jesus. Learn more

  • Holy Name of Jesus DevotionThe Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus is celebrated on January 3. Devotion to the Holy Name is deeply rooted in the Sacred Scriptures, especially in the Acts of the Apostles. Holy Name Society members receive special graces when they celebrate the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Learn More

  • Vatican Papal KeysMembers of the Confraternity of the most Holy Names of God and Jesus believe the Catholic Church - the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church - is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus Christ is the invisible Head of the Catholic Church and the Church is guided by the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. Learn more

  • Members of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus practice the Spirituality that is unique to the Order of St. Dominic, the Dominican Order. Prayer, Study, Community and Ministry. Holy Name Society members are called to transform their lives through practicing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Learn more

  • The National Association of the Holy Name Society has recently released two new Tri-fold Full Color Brochures highlighting the benefits of membership in the Holy Name Society - versions are available in English and Spanish. Buy Now from Store.

  • Cathechism of the Catholic ChurchThe Holy Name Society is committed to "Teaching, Spreading and Defending the Faith of Jesus Christ". This requires all Holy Name Society members to know the faith, share the faith and be able to explain the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is the best resource a Holy Name Society member can have. Learn more

  • NAHNS Prison MinistryThe Holy Name Society Prison Ministry serves the spiritual needs of incarcerated Catholic men and women through the unity and power of the Holy Spirit. The St. Dismas Prison Ministry awakens the Body of Christ in prisoners through personal conversion to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Learn more

  • Shield of the Dominican Order The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus is canonically erected to the Dominican Order. This enables members to share in the many special graces and blessings from the Masses, good works, preaching, teaching and manual labor of the priests and religious in the Dominican Order. Learn more

  • Holy Name SocietyThe National Association of the Holy Name Society is composed of twenty Archdiocesan / Diocesan Holy Name Society Unions from across the United States and the Philippines. Each of these Unions is composed of dozens of parish Holy Name Societies. Members of this special Confraternity work in fraternal charity to spread devotion to the most Holy Names of God and Jesus Christ.  Learn More

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National Association of the Holy Name Society

The National Association of the Holy Name Society (NAHNS) is made up Diocesan and Archdiocesan Union Holy Name Societies from across the Unites States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The NAHNS exists to support members of the Archdiocesan and Diocesan Union Holy Name Societies and members of Parish Holy Name Societies; promote devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus and to assist each other grow in holiness.

Purpose

The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus (Holy Name Society) promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. Members are called to contribute to the evangelization mission of the Church and to make perpetual acts of reverence and love for our Lord and Savior. The apostolate of the society is to assist in parish ministries by performing the Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless, tend the sick, visit those in prison, and bury the dead; as well as the Spiritual Works of Mercy: to convert sinners, instruct the ignorant, counsel the wayward, comfort the sorrowing, bear adversity patiently, forgive offenses, and pray for the living and the dead. 

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