Advent Reflections 2017

Fourth Sunday of Advent The aim of the gospel acclamation, like Advent, is to focus our attention. Alleluia! Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word. Alleluia! The Persian poet Hafiz writes of a ‘saint’.             The saint is now continually             tripping over joy […]

Providence Center Has A New Home!

17 November, 2017 David Chiles – Executive Director, Providence Center Providence Center is a sponsored ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Providence Center has moved! When you step inside our new home, you’ll be greeted by cheerful blue walls, gleaming tile floors, and the warm, welcoming, and joyful atmosphere that has always […]

Official Opening of Cornelia Connelly School, Goaso

15 November, 2017 By Esther James, SHCJ It was a beautiful sunny Friday morning, the 13th of October, 2017, commemorating the 171st anniversary of the foundation of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Coincidentally, it was also the 100th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the three shepherd children of […]

Loaves and Fishes Chapter Three!

15 November 2017 By Philomena Grimley, SHCJ Recently, it was a very special day for the LOAVES and FISHES Project in Salford, England. It marked the formal opening of their new and permanent home on Paddington Close, near the Salford shopping precinct. It was the Bishop of Salford, John Arnold, who described this as Chapter […]

Photos: Feast Day at Holy Child Model School Otukpo

8 November 2017 Pupils and staff at Holy Child Model School Otukpo, Benue State, Nigeria last month celebrated the Society’s Foundational Feast Day. The celebration was on the 12th of October, Mass was celebrated followed by activities such as debate, poem, special number, drama, current affairs, dance and quiz on history of Cornelia and it […]

Holy Child Sisters Answer the Call for the Midwife

4 October 2017 This week is National Midwifery Week and Global Sisters Report has featured the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in an article about religious women whose ministry is maternal health. You can read about Sr. Rose Okoli, SHCJ, and her work via this link: http://globalsistersreport.org/news/ministry/women-religious-answer-call-midwife-globally-49466  

Photo Gallery: Back to School 2017!

September 26, 2017 From California to the Dominican Republic to England to Nigeria and points in between, students who attend our Holy Child Network of Schools and co-sponsored schools have settled into another year of education of the mind, body and spirit. Have a great school year!

Holy Child School Killiney Launches 70th Anniversary

20 September 2017 Reported by Holy Child School Killiney On Friday 15th September Holy Child Killiney celebrated 70 years of Actions not Words. The school first opened its doors to 34 students on 15 September, 1947, and 70 years later exactly, this special day was marked by a Mass of Celebration, and annual school picnic […]

2017 Silver Jubilee and Profession of Vows in Lagos

12 September 2017 By Anne Schulte, SHCJ In rainy Lagos, our first prayer that morning was “Thank God for a beautiful day!” Over 120 SHCJ sisters and many members from the seven families, had all travelled from different parts of Nigeria and Ghana in order to be present for this special celebration on August 12, […]

Season of Creation 2017

23 August 2017 From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world are celebrating the “Season of Creation.” In her blog, Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ, shares a few ways to participate in the Season… From September 1— proclaimed a Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox in 1989 and repeated by Pope Francis in […]