In Spirit of Service

Mission & Values

Mary’s Woods is a caring community inspired by the vision and values of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, providing a continuum of housing, health care, and educational services.

Mary’s Woods responds to the Gospel’s vision of full development for every individual at each life stage. The community seeks to ensure the dignity, independence, well-being, and security of older adults through the provision of wide-ranging service and educational options.

An array of services enriches the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of each resident, employee, and all others affiliated with our community.



SNJM Sisters at Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Names.


Rooted in Catholic, ethical values, Mary’s Woods is committed to:

  • Environment of Beauty
  • Celebration of Life
  • Hospitality and Compassion
  • Reverence and Integrity
  • Spirit of Service
  • Exploration of the Journey of Aging
SNJM Sisters work in the garden near the historic Provincial House.

Mary’s Woods Core Values

We live out our values in the spirit of service by being a welcoming, caring, and generous community.

Respect: We honor the dignity of each person by acting with integrity, communicating attentively and celebrating the contributions for one another.

Compassion: We nurture the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of one another, especially those who are the most vulnerable.

Excellence: We set and maintain the highest standards in the services and care provided through continual evaluation and commitment to innovation.

Stewardship: We support the wise and sustainable use of our physical and fiscal resources on behalf of all members of our community and our planet.

Justice: We foster a commitment to the common good by which every individual and community is valued and dignified.

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