October 12, 2016
The Society is celebrating 170 years this week.
Holy Child Sisters Katharine Holmstrom and Agnes Solomon expressed their love for the Society by writing a song and poem, respectively.
By Agnes Solomon, SHCJ
There was a nun by name ‘Cornie’
Who toiled to get a place for God
With other nuns she worked non-stop
Until the place was fit for use.
Cornelia Connelly a woman of action
The foundress of the SHCJ
Oh no, she said the founder was God
On ‘a broken heart’, history says.
15th October 1846
Mass was said, the first for the nuns
Their meal was skimpy, so they report
‘Bones, blessed be God’ they ate in joy.
Today 170 years have passed
The ‘little society’ has grown
Far from England in distance
Yet near in spirit and charism.
The Lord of increase in every way
Has blessed the Society in many ways
Has multiplied experiences that enrich us
Has rewarded CC and other faithful women.
Agsol, well done for this beautiful poem on our 170th birthday and a very happy feastday to all SHCJ s and Associates throughout the world. May we all continue to build our faith like Cornelia did and bring the Society to greater height. Remember’ Fidelity in little things’.
Submitted by Irene Ekeng