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Holy Name Society
The 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.
The 2013 Annual Convention of the National Association of the Holy Name Society (NAHNS) is scheduled for September 25th through the 28th. This years
Convention is being held in Pueblo, Colorado. The Most Reverend Fernando Isern, D.D Bishop of Pueblo
has extended the invitation. More information will be coming soon.
The 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.
Members 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.
In the Acts of the Apostles, we learn that God has opened the door of faith for the early
Church. God has opened the door of faith for each one us and he invites
us to step through the threshold into a deeper relationship with him. The upcoming
Year of Faith
is an opportunity for every Catholic to turn towards Jesus Christ, encounter him in the
Sacraments and rediscover the Faith and Church.
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.
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.
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account. Please sign-up to begin today!
NAHNS 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
The 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.
The 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.
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.
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
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.
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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