As you know, this year marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Cornelia Connelly, foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.
We will be celebrating her birthday on January 8, 2009. Please come join us! Mass will be celebrated here on campus at 11:30am, followed by an afternoon of birthday activity!
Please R.S.V.P. to 714.776.1717 x229
Cornelia Connelly was born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania on January 15, 1809, and founded the Society in
England in 1846. She encouraged her Sisters "to meet the wants of the age," while serving with joy, love and compassion. Today, through ministries in education, social work, spiritual direction, pastoral care and administration, legal services, art, and health care, the Holy Child Sisters continue Cornelia's legacy on four continents: North America, South America, Europe and Africa.
To learn more about Cornelia Connelly and her life's work, please click on the following link;
Please contact me if you have any questions. This will be a beautiful and historical tribute to Cornelia Connelly.
Connelly Alumnae whose daughters are current Connelly Students - 2008-2009
Mary McDonald Cioffoletti '77
Savannah Cioffoletti '11
Cynthia Gonzalez '83 Amanda Clarke '10
Marie Manzo Lopez '80 Alexandra Lopez '12
Martha Ward Peterson '77 Caletta Peterson '09
Connelly Alumnae who are members of the Connelly Faculty/Staff - 2008-2009
Cheryl Anderson-Butler '85 Director of Alumnae Relations
Mary McDonald Cioffoletti '77 Technology
Laura Peguero '00 Support Staff-Reception
Bridget Ricco '02 Development Associate
Evangelina Savala '00 Director of Activities & Academic Counseling
Pamela Gibbons Toomey '72 Fine Arts Chair
Karen Stensby Welch '79 Personal Guidance