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Music has a powerful influence on people’s lives

Kay Heberling, SNJM, started taking music lessons from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) because of their reputation for quality education in music. 

Now she carries on the tradition started in 1888 when five Holy Names sisters came from Portland, Ore., to open an elementary school and soon began teaching piano.

Sr. Kay said the Holy Names sisters have long recognized the power of music and the arts in people’s lives, so music has had a prominent role in their missions of education and justice.

The reach of the sisters’ music education has continued through many generations to today . .  . . .read more

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