Holy Name Society Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Welcome to the official site for the Archdiocesan Association of Holy Name Societies (AAHNS) of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Holy Name Society

The Holy Name Society is the common name for the Confraternity of the most Holy Names of God and Jesus. The Confraternity has its roots in both the Order of St. Dominic - Order of Preachers, the Dominicans and the Order started by St. Francis of Assisi - the Friar Minors, the Franciscans. The Confraternity is canonically erected to the Dominican Order and members share in many graces and indulgences.

Holy Name Society - Teaching, Spreading and Defending the Faith of Christ

The 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 of the Holy Name Society � both individually and collectively in parish Societies � are called to build the kingdom of God by teaching, spreading, and defending the Faith of Christ, by practicing and spreading a special devotion to the Most Holy Name of Jesus.

How do you describe a member of the Holy Name Society?

A member of the Confraternity of the most Holy Names of God and Jesus is a practicing member of the Catholic Church who through devotion to the Name of Jesus Christ is inspired to holiness and sanctification, has a personal commitment to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, and labors to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the earth, for the greater glory and honor of Jesus Christ.

Answering the Call to Personal Holiness

The Confraternity of the Most Holy Names of God and Jesus exists to help its members grow in holiness toward achieving their personal salvation.