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What is the Discernment Process?

Discernment is “listening” for the most loving choice through the practice of silence, prayer, conversation with others, openness, and noticing the movement toward peace. The process of discerning God's gracious will in our lives begins with an ...

As an Associate

Being an Associate is never about doing more; it is about being more: Being one’s true self, as God calls each of us. Being a Holy Child Associate is about recognizing that the spirit of the Holy Child Jesus resides in me. Being an Associate i...

Cornelia's Spirituality

The charism of Cornelia is rooted in the Incarnation, God became human and continues to dwell among us. Cornelia was inspired by the hidden and humble life of the Holy Child Jesus, in whom the boundless love of God and of divine mercy were manifested....

As a Benefactor

“Generosity, generosity, generosity must be the beginning and ending of our life.” – Cornelia Connelly The Holy Child Sisters are grateful for the “generosity, generosity, generosity” of our benefactors from our early beginnings through present d...

As Alumnae/i

Since 1862, the Holy Child Sisters have founded and/or taught in more than 50 parochial, diocesan, and independent schools in the United States. Alums of Holy Child Schools remain an integral and much-valued part of our community and continuing...

As a Volunteer

We invite you to experience the work of Holy Child firsthand through a variety of service opportunities in California, the Dominican Republic, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Please consider sharing your Actions Not Words...

California

Casa Cornelia Law Center In 1993, the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus opened Casa Cornelia Law Center (CCLC) to provide quality legal services to indigent victims of human and civil rights violations, and to educate the public on the impact of...

District of Columbia

The Washington School for Girls The Washington School for Girls (WSG) was founded in 1998 by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, the National Council of Negro Women, and the Religious of Jesus and Mary. The WSG provides tuition-free education to young...

Dominican Republic

Escuela Fe y Alegría This ministry began in 1995 under the umbrella of the Latin American effort of the Jesuits known as Fe y Alegría. Currently, the project includes a Montessori program for children ages five to seven, adult education classes, a...

Illinois

St. Martin de Porres High School In 2004, the Sisters of the Holy Child, three other religious congregations, and a parish partnered to open St. Martin de Porres , a co-educational Catholic school providing college-preparatory education to students...

New York

Cornelia Connelly Center for Education The Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus opened the Cornelia Connelly Center for Education in 1993. The school provides girls from low-income families with a strong educational foundation that includes a comprehensive...

Pennsylvania

Hope Partnership for Education Hope is a collaborative effort of the Sisters of the Holy Child and the Sisters of Mercy. In 2002, Hope began as an afterschool program for third and fourth graders, and in 2004, Hope opened a middle school for boys and...

As a Sister

Click here to visit our Spanish site! For more than 150 years , the Sisters of the Holy Child have dedicated their lives to carrying on Cornelia Connelly’s legacy. The Sisters of the Holy Child share a common mission, to help others to believe t...