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.
The Holy Name Society inspires all to personally encounter Jesus through awareness, reverence and devotion to the Most
Holy Name of God and Jesus. Disciples of the Holy Name Pray, Learn, Unite and Serve in Jesus’ Name. Individuals, families, communities – the world - are forever transformed.
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!
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 Church.
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 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.
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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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
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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.