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 […]

From the Archives: SHCJ School Sports

16 October, 2019 For anyone who enjoyed the excitement of the Athletics World Championships last month or the amazing performance of 15-year-old tennis star Coco Gauff at Wimbledon over the summer, this particular delve into the European Province archives is on the subject of sport and features a selection of games played at SHCJ schools. […]

Synod for the Pan-Amazon Region

Permanent petition for the Amazon Synod at the beginning of each day: “May the God of life and beauty, the Holy Spirit who drives us towards more fraternity, unity and dignity, and the Incarnate Christ of the Good News, and of inculturation and interculturality give us serenity, discernment and courage to find new paths for […]

2019 Back to School Photos

The month of September saw the return of students living and learning in the Holy Child tradition. We wish everyone, from co-sponsored ministries to the Holy Child Network of Schools, a happy, healthy and spirit-filled school year!