The Religious of Jesus and Mary, from its origins in nineteenth-century France, has been marked by its Ignatian heritage, devotion to the hearts of Christ and Mary, and a missionary tradition. Present in 26 countries around the world, RJM sisters are united by a common vision and desire to reveal God’s love as mirrored in the hearts of Jesus and Mary, and to proclaim pardon and peace to our broken world. We serve in educational institutions, retreat houses, catechetical and social service centers, and pastoral ministries.
Since 1877, the USA RJM Province has responded to the needs of people in various parts of the United States: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Washington, D.C., California and Texas, and, as of 1997, on the Caribbean island of Haiti. Through education, pastoral and social service, and health care, RJMs have ministered to children of all ages, teens and young adults, college students, parents, families, the homeless and poor, senior citizens and the aged.
Sister Mary Leonard Hache is a retired public health nurse. After returning from seven years in Pakistan, she worked for the Visiting Nurses Association for twenty-two years, providing nursing care to the poor in their homes.
Sister Antoinette Jacques is one of those amazing sisters who has taught all grades from 1-12. However, in 1967 when she received her Masters Degree from Fordham University, her life took a new direction.
Sr. Jacqueline Crepeau, RJM
Sr. Jackie is an administrator at Mount St. Charles Academy, a high school staffed by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. One of her responsibilities is working with first year teachers, mentoring them as they deal with the challenges of the classroom.
She is also in charge of federal money. The government allocates a large sum of money for teacher training. It is Jackie’s responsibility to discharge these funds and organize professional development opportunities for the staff.
She is also a member of public relations staff, responsible for all press releases. Sr. Jackie is involved in Precious Blood Parish as a Eucharistic minister and in other social activities of the parish.