From the Archives: SHCJ Spring in England

14 April 2020 In February 1853, five Holy Child Sisters were sent to Preston, England to answer the call of the Jesuit fathers to take charge of their schools. The fathers had originally requested the SHCJ to come to Preston as the small community prepared to leave Derby in 1848. M. Emily Bowles related to […]

Triduum Reflections

HOLY THURSDAY Tonight, for so many of us, there will be no ceremonial washing of the feet, no solemn proclamation of the gospel. But in hospitals, homes, hostels and shelters, all over the world, washing, anointing, consoling, supporting, giving tender and urgent care is happening. We are celebrating the liturgy of Life as we do […]

Lenten Reflections

PASSION SUNDAY   “Great crowds were shouting ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’  Not today! No palms, no crowds to hear the priest say “For five weeks of Lent we have been preparing for the celebration of Our Lord’s paschal mystery,” because for weeks we have been enduring the pandemic caused by the coronavirus. But this time […]

Call and Response: A Holy Child Sister’s Vocation Story

10 March, 2020 Holy Child Sister Philomena Grimley was recently asked to contribute an article on vocation for the Lancaster (UK) Diocesan News, The Voice. Below is what she submitted. If you look up the word VOCATION on Google, you find several explanations of the way it is used these days, for example to describe […]

2020 Designated the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

27 February, 2020 The World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO), designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to advance nurses’ and midwives’ vital position in transforming healthcare around the world. Pope Francis has applauded the designation, suggesting that “midwives carry out perhaps the noblest of […]

Rosemont College Announces Its Next President

5 February, 2020 The Board of Trustees of Rosemont College has announced the appointment of Jayson Boyers, EdD as the College’s 14th President. Currently the President of Cleary University in Howell, Michigan, Dr. Boyers will assume office on July 1st, following the May 31st retirement of President Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, PhD. Provost Lisa M. Dolling, […]

‘Little Remembrances’ and Celebrations at Epiphany

From the European Archives January’s search into the archives follows the SHCJ’s observance of this important feast. Six of the Epiphany letters written by Cornelia herself survive in the European Province Archives, with the text of a seventh preserved in a notebook of copies made by Mother St John McMaster. The earliest letter does not […]

Advent Reflections

  4th Sunday of Advent The LORD’s are the earth and its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it. For he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. Psalm 24 Brother David Steindl-Rast talks about the overflow – which he describes as the ‘articulation’ or active response of thanksgiving, when it […]

Photos and Report: Reunion of Holy Child Old Girls, Calabar

By Ann Schulte, SHCJ 17th October, 2019 – “Back to School” and Greetings – Holy Child Secondary School, Calabar, Nigeria “My goodness I did not realize the school was so big!” someone exclaimed as we made our way to the school Assembly ground on 17th October, 2019.  We then realized this was the “Back to […]