A Story of Hard Work and Hope

The Sisters are educators and missionaries and pursuers of peace. The Sisters of Saint Mary are committed to spreading the Good News wherever the Spirit leads.

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Honor & Support SSMN

The Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur have upheld the Fort Worth community since 1873. Watch and be inspired as one of their former students, Elizabeth Martin, tells you their story of hard work and hope. 

The Sisters Work is Always in Service to Others

The mission of the Sisters has always been their dedication to the service of others. We are  educators and supporters of our community, as well as maintaining missions in Africa and Brazil.

The Sisters and their associates are determined advocates for justice and nonviolence through their work in education and shepherding their people in parish and diocesan ministries.

A Legacy of Care

The Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur Western Region have worked humbly from Belgium to Texas, spreading the Word through mission and selfless service. Join them in weaving together this virtual quilt celebrating their legacy.


The Sisters of St. Mary of Namur have a vibrant community with the help of many people. From religious women to those who give gifts of their time and donations, the Sisters are grateful for the involvement of all who join in our work of spreading peace.

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteers are always welcome to assist the Sisters. We have several volunteer positions that require your help.

Make a Contribution

In our Ministries both local and abroad, the Sisters rely on the generosity of supporters and friends to continue our work.

Become a Sister

Being a Sister is a challenging heart-response to the invitation of Jesus. Throughout our lives we strive to deepen our relationship and continue his mission of love and hope for others.

In the invigorating story of our beginnings and of the courageous women who have gone before, we concentrate on our mission of more than 200 years.

…to those Sisters who so cheerfully made every sacrifice, hoping to do a little good in Texas…

Sister Emilie in a letter to Bishop Dubuis, 1874