Holy Name Society
Spreading Devotion to the Name of Jesus
Yesterday Today Forever
The National Association of the Holy Name Society (NAHNS) is made up of 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 to 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.
Growing in Faith, Living Through Action
In The Name of Jesus
The Holy Name Society is committed to helping its members grow in holiness through devotion to the most Holy Name of Jesus. Members of this fraternity are called to be leaders, to cleanse themselves in the sacrament of penance, strengthen themselves with the most Holy Eucharist, nourish their souls on Sacred Scripture, increase their desire for divine love through prayer, and lead their families, friends, and coworkers to Christ Jesus by their acts of charity and piety.