Cornelia Connelly’s Descendants Visit Mayfield

3 May 2017 By Maria Dinnendahl, SHCJ Recently, some of the Society’s founder Cornelia Connelly‘s family members made a visit to Mayfield, England. Charlotte Vanni d’Archirafi, the Danish wife of Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, great-great-grandson of Cornelia’s son Frank, contacted Mayfield School and asked if the family could visit, and of course she was told that […]

Meet Sr. Cathy and Sr. Helen of SC LAMP

3 May 2017 Diana Pinto, Executive Director, South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (SC LAMP) This time of year reminds me to take a moment and reflect on all the good which surrounds me. After working at South Central LAMP for eight years, because of two incredibly inspiring women with whom I have worked, I […]

An Inside Look at a New Play Remembering Cornelia Connelly

26 April 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 […]

Earth Day Prayer 2017

April 17, 2017 By Terri MacKenzie, SHCJ Forty-seven years ago (1970), the deteriorating condition of Mother Earth led to Earth Day in her honor. Begun as a secular observation, faith communities now join on this day to celebrate God’s lavish gifts and to remind us to care for them. Pope Francis’ many documents on care […]

Homily for Cornelia Connelly’s Anniversary

18 April 2017 Society of the Holy Child Jesus founder Cornelia Connelly died on this date in 1879. By Michele Puma, SHCJ The Readings in today’s Liturgy still focus on Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection, we on the other hand have just experienced the suffering and death of Sister Veronica Grover and we are preparing for […]

Short Reflections: Easter Triduum

Holy Thursday ‘…it’s painted with pity and love. It’s not only a loaf of bread and a flagon of wine; it’s the bread of life and the blood of Christ… it’s the daily fare of suffering men and women… It was as though… hardly knowing what he was doing, [the painter] wanted to show you […]

Farewell to Sr. Rosemary Ifeyinwa Atuegbu, SHCJ

April 6, 2017 By Sr. Ann Schulte, SHCJ It was dark outside March 31 as the Sisters began to arrive about 5.30 a.m. to take their seats around the front porch of Keffi Street, Lagos, Nigeria and join in prayer and song. The main gates were opened to let in the funeral car, and to […]

Holy Child European Network of Schools Holds Conference

April 6, 2017 The Holy Child European Network of Schools Conference was recently held in Blackpool, England with representatives from schools in Europe, North America and Africa attending. The conference was officially open with welcome and prayer by Monica Matthews, SHCJ and Judith Lancaster, SHCJ. The conference delegates had sessions in groups for discussions. They […]

2017-2023 American Province Leadership Announced

21 March 2017 We extend our prayers and blessings to the newly appointed American Province Leadership Team! On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus appointed a new American Province Leadership Team. Carroll Juliano, SHCJ, of Aldan, PA, will serve as the Leader of the Society’s American Province. Her team members […]