Archives: Oxford and the work of SHCJ in Further Education

The first two SHCJ to study at Oxford, Mother Mary Amadeus Atchison and Mother Mary Theodore White, took their final exams in the summer of 1908, completing their vivas on 23rd July. To mark this beginning in university education for the Society and to celebrate the first class degree obtained by a Mayfield alumnus announced […]

The SHCJ and the Second World War

26 May, 2020 Despite current circumstances, the 75th anniversary of VE day was still honoured and enjoyed this month as we reflected on the bravery of those involved in the war effort then and those tackling the pandemic now. It has been a privilege to hear in person sisters’ experiences of the Second World War […]

From the Archives: SHCJ Spring in Preston

12 March 2020 In February 1853, five Holy Child Sisters were sent to Preston to answer the call of the Jesuit fathers to take charge of their schools. The fathers had originally requested the SHCJ to come to Preston as the small community prepared to leave Derby in 1848. M. Emily Bowles related to John […]

From the Archives: SHCJ School Sports

14 October, 2019 For anyone who enjoyed the excitement of the Athletics World Championships last month or the amazing performance of 15-year-old tennis star Coco Gauff at Wimbledon over the summer, this particular delve into the European Province archives is on the subject of sport and features a selection of games played at SHCJ schools. […]

Cornelia’s Notebook and Writing Table

12 June, 2019 From the European Province Archives This notebook of ‘Dates and Events from 1846’ lists key moments in the SHCJ’s early history such as the arrival of five sisters at St Ignatius Convent, Preston in 1853, the landing of six members of the society in New York on 12th August 1862 followed by […]