The Society of the Holy Child Jesus, founded by Cornelia Connelly in 1846, is an international congregation of religious women in the Catholic Church. Inspired by the vision and spirit of Cornelia, today’s members are alert to the needs of the twenty-first century and continue to reach out in service to others just as she did.
The mission of the Society is based on trust and reverence for the dignity of every human being. The Society try with perseverance to help others grow strong in faith and lead fully human lives. Their shared lives and personal relationships with God inspire individual and corporate actions toward a more just, compassionate and harmonious world.
The Society spans four continents, where they live their mission to rejoice in God’s presence and to help people believe that God lives and acts in them and in our world. They work collaboratively with others in educational, spiritual, pastoral, social and healthcare ministries.
The Society of the Holy Child Jesus CIO is a charity registered in England and Wales, No.1177555 and in March 2018 it became a grant making organisation.