Cornelia’s Notebook and Writing Table

12 June, 2019 From the European Province Archives This notebook of ‘Dates and Events from 1846’ lists key moments in the SHCJ’s early history such as the arrival of five sisters at St Ignatius Convent, Preston in 1853, the landing of six members of the society in New York on 12th August 1862 followed by […]

Casa Cornelia Law Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary

May 15, 2019 Carmen M. Chavez, Esq – Executive Director, Casa Cornelia Law Center Casa Cornelia Law Center is a sponsored ministry by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. At Casa Cornelia’s 25th Anniversary Celebration last October, Board Chair Deacon Jim Vargas announced an $8.5 million 25th Anniversary Campaign which will conclude in October […]

Easter Season Reflections

Easter Season Reflections by friend to the Society Teresa Keogh. Pentecost At school many of us learned the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit by rote and maybe, at that time, they made little sense.  In today’s gospel reading we hear how the disciples received the Holy Spirit: Jesus ‘breathed on them.’  Breathing on […]

Triduum Reflections 2019

Reflections by Philomena Grimley, SHCJ, Scripture References from Year C Liturgies. HOLY THURSDAY   We are all guests tonight, but mostly spectators at the enactment of the gospel. Foot washing. How do they do this in your church? Embarrassed volunteers? Each time just one (freshly washed) foot? Multiple laundered towels (for health and safety)? Yet […]

Our Lady of Nigeria Second Term Highlights

17 April, 2019 Here are some highlights of 2nd term 2018-19 at Our Lady of Nigeria Nursery Primary School, Oghara. A few weeks after resumption of term on 7th February, 2019, we were cheered by the visit of the Society Leader, Sr. Veronica Openibo. She encouraged the pupils to be good ambassadors of the school […]

Dr. Jane Goodall Inspires Students at Mayfield Junior School

17 April, 2019 World-renowned anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall visited Mayfield Junior School of the Holy Child Jesus in Pasadena to share insight into her nearly 60 years of groundbreaking research that redefined the relationship between humans and animals and shaped the conversation of conservation in the 21st century. During her nearly one-hour talk, Dr. Goodall […]

What will be your Earth-friendly resolution as a steward of God?

13 March, 2019 The piece below appears in the Winter 2019 issue of SHCJ Associates Newsletter American Province. To learn more about Cornelia’s spirituality, read the Associates’ Newsletters by clicking here. By by Linda Tarney and Kay Rowan, Associates, USA Linda… As 2019 was approaching, I thought deeply about what my resolutions would be. After […]

Media Roundup: SHCJ Leader Addresses Bishops

Society Leader Veronica Openibo, SHCJ, recently spoke on behalf of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) at the Vatican meeting on the protection of minors in the Church. Her message of the necessity of complete transparency in the Church was picked up far and wide. Below are links to a sample of media coverage. […]

Society Leader Speaks at Meeting on Protection of Minors

Update: Watch the video of Veronica Openibo, SHCJ speaking here:   21 February, 2019 Society Leader Veronica Openibo, SHCJ, will be speaking on behalf of UISG (International Union of Superiors General) at the Vatican meeting on the protection of minors in the Church, which takes place 21-24 February. Each day will have a different theme: […]

Step Into the Gap Volunteers Visiting Uganda, the Holy Land

20 February, 2019 By Anne Stewart, SHCJ The Step Into the Gap volunteers recently left for their international placements. One group is going to Uganda and the other group to the Holy Land. The group going to the Holy Land will be meeting with Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) partners in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. […]