Holy Child Founder Cornelia Connelly in the News

2 August 2017 Catholic Philly featured a story on Cornelia Connelly, who founded our Society in 1846. Despite a few inaccuracies, the piece is well-written and presents a good account of her life. We are thankful for the coverage! To read the article, please click the link below. Strong-willed American woman remains saintly role model

Photos: Cultural Day at Holy Child School, Otukpo

26 July 2017 The Holy Child Model Nursery and Primary School in Otukpo, Nigeria recently celebrated its annual cultural day. WATCH A VIDEO OF THE DAY HERE It was a successful celebration. And although it was rainy season, God granted us good weather and the staff, pupils and parents enjoyed the day. After the Mass […]

Pictures: Holy Child College of Education Graduation

12 July 2017 Holy Child College of Education (HCCE), located in Takoradi, Ghana, recently celebrated graduation of its 2016-17 class. Click on the photos below to enlarge them. HCCE is a college of excellence in teacher education that provides professional and academic training to young women who will in turn facilitate learning in basic schools. […]

Eight Reasons to Rethink Plastic Water Bottles

12 July 2017 By Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ June 21st marks Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The other half of our planet will move into winter then, but for those who share my half, we’ve already had proof that we’re headed to heat. (E.g., In mid-June Oman’s highest temperature for the day touched 49 ˚C […]

2017-2020 African Province Leadership Announced

21 June 2017 Recently the Society of the Holy Child Jesus appointed a new African Province Leadership Team. Philomena Aidoo, SHCJ, was reappointed as the Leader of the Society’s African Province. Her team members will include Martha Attakruh, SHCJ, (reappointment), Justina Chikezie, SHCJ, Helen Ebede, SHCJ, Oyidu Okwori, SHCJ, and Antoinette Opara, SHCJ (reappointment). Installation […]

Surgeons Inspire Students at Washington School for Girls

21 June, 2017 Sr. Mary Bourdon, RJM, Head of School, Washington School for Girls (WSG) Washington School for Girls is a co-sponsored ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Our Seventh Grade science classes were recently treated to a visit from six highly-skilled female surgeons from the Inova Health System of Northern Virginia. […]

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Apley Grange

14 June 2017 Many SHCJ and friends recently gathered at our care home Apley Grange in Harrogate, England to rejoice with sisters Oswin Marsh, Mary Lalor, Helen Forshaw and Margaret Mary Somerville on their diamond jubilee (60 years). Monsignor Pat Hennessey celebrated the Mass. The Apley Grange staff left no stone unturned to make the […]

African Sisters Education Collaborative

31 May 2017 The African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) was established in 1999 by four Catholic universities in the U.S. and their congregations to support the education of African women religious Society of the Holy Child Jesus (Rosemont College) Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill College) Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of […]

Report: Economy at the Service of Mission

30 May 2017 Recently, Holy Child Sisters Oyidu Okwori, Angela O’Connor and Carol Ann Knight joined 140 women and men from 42 religious congregations for the SEDOS seminar ECONOMY at the Service of Mission. There were five speakers and a team of panelists from each of the five continents. SEDOS is the organization Service of […]

Watch: Playwright’s Presentation About ‘Waltz With Me’

9 May 2017 British playwright Diane Samuels and research consultant Ghislaine Kenyon (alumna of Mayfield School, England) are working on a full-length play called WALTZ WITH ME, which evokes the life of Cornelia Connelly. They visited the United States in April to run workshops on the play at Rosemont College and School of the Holy […]