Pope Francis Renews His Call to Care for the Earth

15 May, 2020 Pope Francis is renewing his “urgent call” five years after the publication of his landmark encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.” The Society responded to Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology, in a number of ways. Six Sisters and two Associates wrote responses to […]

Celebrate Laudato Si’ Week

11 May 2020 The Church and the whole global community will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’ from May 16-24, 2020. As part of the American Province’s celebration, a special prayer and video has been prepared for Sisters, Associates, staff, and friends, with the hope that we will all mark this anniversary and listen […]

25 Years in the Making: A Reflection by Carmen Chavez

April 15, 2020 Carmen M. Chavez, Esq. – Executive Director, Casa Cornelia Law Center This year I celebrate my 25th year of association with Casa Cornelia Law Center. It has been a profound journey of hard work, accomplishment, and adversity. I cherish what has become my life’s work. I remain always grateful to the Sisters […]

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, […]