From January 8-October 15, 2012, the Sisters of the Holy Child are celebrating their 150th Anniversary of serving in the United States. On August 12, 1862, the first six Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus landed in New York City after an arduous boat journey. They were filled with determination, courage, and resiliency.


Calendar of Events

To see a list of events in conjunction with our 150th Celebration, click here.

How are you celebrating the 150th Anniversary?

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150th Prayer Card

Please join us in prayer with this daily prayer card, created especially for our 150th anniversary celebration. Click here to download.

American Province Annals

The first six sisters to come to America kept detailed and fascinating journals about their journey and the Society's beginnings in America. Read their first-hand accounts by clicking the links below:

Among Valiant Women & Arriving in the United States: 1862-1867

In this article, Sister Anne Stewart, SHCJ, shares detailed accounts of three of the first six sisters who came to America in August 1862: Postulant Marion McKay, Aloysia Walker, and Lucy Ignatia Newsham. Also included is an article from the SHCJ History Series by Sister Helen McDonald, SHCJ with accounts of the remaining three SHCJ from the first group who came to America: Xavier Noble, Agatha Deacy, and Josephine Kearn. Profiles of the six professed sisters and two postulants to come to America in July 1863 are also included. Click here to download.

Upcoming Projects

The Sisters of the Holy Child are launching several projects in conjunction with their 150th celebration. Click here for the details.

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