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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.

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Identifier: SHCJ
Abstract 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