208th Anniversary of the Birth of our Founder

January 15, 2017 marks the 208th anniversary of the birth of Cornelia Connelly, an American-born wife and mother and a zealous convert who became the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in England in 1846.

View a complete timeline of her life by clicking here and read about her story here and here.

The Cornelia Connelly Library provides exhaustive online resources about the life of the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

From historical documents to biographies to inspiring texts for children, the Cornelia Connelly Library allows anyone to research Cornelia’s life and legacy. Some texts are available in Spanish and French.