A Prayer for Refugees

  Merciful God, your Son Jesus became a refugee and had no place to lay his head. Open our hearts with compassion for those who are fleeing from danger or who are homeless. Bless those who provide comfort and care. Inspire and deepen our desire to meet the needs of the refugees with a love […]

Photos and Videos from African Province Celebrations

Sisters Nancy Bello and Mary Alice Minogue were two SHCJ members from the American Province who participated in the African Province Assembly and Chapter (August 10-20, 2015). The Assembly and Chapter were preceded on August 9th by the province jubilee celebration combined with observance of the Society’s 85th anniversary in Africa. The Sisters share their experience through […]

10 Ways to Make a Difference from Catholic Climate Covenant

SHCJ partners with Catholic Climate Covenant (CCC) to reduce our carbon footprint. Read the list below from CCC for ideas on how to help.   10 Ways to Make a Difference 1. Be energy efficient. During the summer months, close your curtains to block heat from the sun. During the winter, open your curtains during […]

Pope Proclaims World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis has proclaimed a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,” which will be celebrated annually on September 1. Inspired by the Laudato Si’ encyclical, the Global Catholic Climate Movement invites Catholics to celebrate the “Season of Creation” worldwide, following the example of other Christian denominations and the Catholic Bishops of the […]

Sisters Arrive in California for Educational Internship

SHCJ Sisters Justina Akpakpan and Genevieve Ibedu have recently arrived in Pasadena, California, USA for a five-month-long internship at Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus. Both are teachers who will take what they have learned back to their respective Holy Child schools in Nigeria. Justina is at Holy Child Model School and Genevieve […]

Photos: African Province Assembly

Below are photos of the Opening Ritual of the African Province Assembly, currently taking place in Lagos, Nigeria. Sisters were called up based on their location by Philomena Aidoo, Province Leader. Each ministry location presented a symbol that described for them the essence of SHCJ  in that location. Part of this ritual included calling open […]

African Province Turns 85

The Society’s African Province celebrated the 85th Anniversary of our presence in Africa on Saturday, Aug. 8. Martha Attakruh, Theresa Tanko, Letitia Awuni and Patricia Thomas are the four Silver Jubilarians. The Golden Jubilee of Teresa Okure, who was the first African sister to enter the Society, was also celebrated. The day was full of […]

Congratulations Sister Patricia Onyeocha!

Graduation of Sister Patricia Onyeocha, SHCJ Sister Patricia Onyeocha, SHCJ received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi Ghana on Saturday July 4, 2015. With her to share the exuberant moment of joy were her family members, relatives, community members, colleagues, and […]

A Happy SHCJ Reunion

Twenty-one alumnae from the Class of 1982 at  Holy Child School, Cape Coast, Ghana, visited with the SHCJ at Holy Child Center in Rosemont, Pa. on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The women reminisced about their days at Holy Child, and sang and danced for the Sisters.  This was followed by a celebration of the Eucharist […]

Carol Ann Smith, SHCJ Co-Authors Third Book

Moments to Remember: Ignatian Wisdom for Aging by Sr. Carol Ann Smith, SHCJ and Fr. Eugene F. Merz, SJ offers a faith perspective for reflecting on the experience of aging, drawing especially upon the wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Order the book here. It provides the reader with a context for understanding their spiritual […]