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Connelly, Venerable Mother Cornelia (née Peacock), SHCJ, 1809-1879



  • Existence: 1809 - 1879

The American-born foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious institute. In 1846, she founded the first of many Holy Child schools, in England. Cornelia Connelly died on 18 April 1879, at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, where she had established a school. Today, the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus are active in fourteen countries, striving to live the apostolic life as Cornelia did, seeking to meet the wants of the age through works of spiritual mercy. They are engaged in education and related spiritual and pastoral ministries.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

BOX 1: Writings of the Servant of God, Cornelia Connelly. Volumes I-IX, 1835 - 1878

 Box — Box: SHCJ Series 1 Box 1
Identifier: SHCJ:I.1
Contents in Volumes Volumes I-IX contain the letters from Cornelia Connelly to family members; pupils and former pupils; professional and buisness men; educational authorities; members of the SHCJ; and ecclesiastics and priests. Letters are organized by recepient rather than chronologically.
Dates: 1835 - 1878; Other: Typed and bound in 1960

BOX 2: Writings of the Servant of God, Cornelia Connelly. Volumes X-XXII, 1835 - 1878

 Box — Box: SHCJ Series 1 Box 2
Identifier: SHCJ:I.2
Contents in volumes Volumes X-IX contain letters from Corneila Connelly to various cardinals, archbishops and bishops (most frequently to Bishop Grant and Bishop Daniel); and the Holy See. Volumes XX-XXII contain letters written at the dircetion of Connelly to various recipients; spiritual notebooks and spiritual notes.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1835 - 1878; Other: Typed and bound in 1960

BOX 3: Cause for the Beatification and Canonization of Cornelia Connelly , 1959, 1987

 Box — Box: SHCJ Series 1 Box 3
Identifier: SHCJ:I.3
Contents in box This box contains information for the cause of the beatification and canonization of Connelly. A document describing the opening of, and process for the cause; as well as the documentary study of Connelly for the canonization process.
Dates: 1959, 1987

BOX 4: Publications about Cornelia Connelly

 Box — Box: SHCJ Series 1 Box 4
Identifier: SHCJ:I.4
Contents of box This box contains 10 folders, which cover bulletins, newsclippings, and other publications related to the life of Cornelia Connelly. Also included are images of Connelly, as well as the the original script from the off-Broadway play, Connelly vs. Connelly (1961), along with reviews.
Dates: 1835 - 2015

BOX 5: Published biographies on Cornelia Connelly, 1922 - 2015

 Box — Box: SHCJ Series 1 Box 5
Identifier: SHCJ:I.5
Contents of box This box contains 7 different published biographies on the life of Cornelia Connelly, some lengthy and detailed, others brief, dating from 1922-2015.
Dates: 1922 - 2015


Identifier: SHCJ
Overview This collection provides a very basic history and background information on the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. While more detailed historical information can be found at the SHCJ archives (in fact many items in this collection are duplicates of those at the SHCJ archives) coverage in this collection is more about the relationship of the Society to Rosemont College and its founding.Material in this collection is organized in four series. The first includes copies of letters written...
Dates: 1835 - 2015

Folder 9A: Book, "The Triumph of Trust" by Mother Mary Eleanor (Slater), V. Donohoe - Illustrator, 1950

Identifier: DNHE:V.1.9
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Personal and Family Series contains records regarding the Donohoe family - their genealogy and art influences. Most of the documents cover Victoria's life specifically; such as her education, art pieces, photographs and correspondence.

The records considered genealogical are mostly digital scans of original records. Some of the extended family lines covered by the documents and ephemera in this collection include: Conroy, Stuart, O'Neill, and Noonan.
Dates: 1950

SERIES I: Granted by Rosemont, 1933-20xx

Identifier: AWDS:I
Dates: Issued: Majority of material found within 1933-20xx

SERIES VII: Residence Halls, 1921 - 2013

Identifier: BLDG:VII