Our Story

Our Mission

"To rejoice in God’s presence and to help people believe that God lives and acts in them and in our world." The Society of the Holy Child Jesus , founded by Cornelia Connelly in 1846, is an international congregation of religious women in the C...

Cornelia Connelly

Cornelia Connelly, an American-born wife and mother and a zealous convert 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 . Her...

Our Cornelia Newsletter

Welcome to the Our Cornelia newsletter, a publication for all those who want to know Cornelia Connelly better and pray to her. The Cornelia Connelly Promoters Committee (CCPC) has put this out to keep you informed on activities regarding the founder of...

Cornelia Connelly Film

https://vimeo.com/105815688 A Love Full Of Action - To obtain a copy of the DVD contact us at europeanprovince@shcj.org

Cornelia Connelly Library

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 From historical documents to biographies to inspiring texts for children, the Cornelia Connelly Library ...

Our Presence in America

Photo of the Sisters' first convent in United States. Located in Towanda, PA, the home was given to to the Society by Duchess of Leeds. In August of 1862, 16 years after Cornelia Connelly founded the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in England,...

Today's Leadership

I came not into religion to be ministered unto but to minister unto others… – Cornelia Connelly The ministry of the American Province leadership team is to advance the mission of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) in the United States, Chi...