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A Love Full of Action (video)

A video about the life and work of Cornelia Connelly produced by the European Province. Available on the SHCJ website or Vimeo.


Cornelia Augusta Peacock Connelly Wedding Portrait
Cornelia Augusta Peacock Connelly Wedding Portrait, December 1831 (age 23); artist unknown; note on back says, "Our Beloved Mother Foundress Cornelia Connelly at the age of 27 "Wife and Mother" from a painting taken in 1837. This is enlarged and reproduced from a photograph taken from the miniature painting by a Sister HCJ - Nov. 1932." An additional note added on 4/2/86 says, "we have not been able to find any reference to a painter named Torono."

Cornelia's Tomb - 1

Photo of Cornelia's tomb at Mayfield, Sussex, England.


Cornelia's Tomb - 2

Photo of Cornelia's tomb in Mayfield, Sussex, England.


Cornelia's Tomb - 3

Photo of Cornelia's tomb in Mayfield, Sussex, England.


Cornelia's Tomb - 4

Photo of Cornelia's tomb in Mayfield, Sussex, England.


Crayon Sketch and Oil Painting of Cornelia 01
Crayon sketch and oil painting of Cornelia. Sketch done as a pair with one of Pierce; "reputedly done by Princess Sciarra Colonna, it would more likely to be done within the Shrewsbury circle, perhaps by a Donna Chiara Colonna Doria di Caretto." Modern oil version done by Irene Dee Schachter. (Positio)
1836

Crayon Sketch and Oil Painting of Cornelia 02
Crayon sketch and oil painting of Cornelia. Sketch done as a pair with one of Pierce; "reputedly done by Princess Sciarra Colonna, it would more likely to be done within the Shrewsbury circle, perhaps by a Donna Chiara Colonna Doria di Caretto." Modern oil version done by Irene Dee Schachter. (Positio)
1836

Crayon Sketch and Oil Painting of Cornelia 03

Crayon sketch and oil painting of Cornelia. Sketch done as a pair with one of Pierce; "reputedly done by Princess Sciarra Colonna, it would more likely to be done within the Shrewsbury circle, perhaps by a Donna Chiara Colonna Doria di Caretto." Modern oil version done by Irene Dee Schachter. (Positio)

1836

Crayon Sketch and Oil Painting of Cornelia 04
Crayon sketch and oil painting of Cornelia. Sketch done as a pair with one of Pierce; "reputedly done by Princess Sciarra Colonna, it would more likely to be done within the Shrewsbury circle, perhaps by a Donna Chiara Colonna Doria di Caretto." Modern oil version done by Irene Dee Schachter. (Positio)
1836

Graphic created for bi-centennial of Cornelia's birth 01

Graphic created for bi-centennial of Cornelia's birth


Graphic created for bi-centennial of Cornelia's birth 02

Graphic created for bi-centennial of Cornelia's birth


Graphic created for bi-centennial of Cornelia's birth 03

Graphic created for bi-centennial of Cornelia's birth


Note on Back of Portrait of Cornelia Connelly
Note on back of portrait of Cornelia Connelly (CC-02b), postulant at Trinita dei Monti in Rome; Cornelia had the painting made for her children but they never received it. Original at European Archives/in care of Judith Lancaster, SHCJ.
1844-1846

Oil Portrait of Cornelia Connelly
Oil portrait of Cornelia by Henry Godbold taken from his photo (CC-18). The portrait is currently at Hastings (info from Positio)

Oil Portrait of Cornelia Connelly, Postulant
Oil portrait of Cornelia Connelly, postulant at Trinita dei Monti in Rome; Cornelia had the painting made for her children but they never received it. Original at European Archives/in care of Judith Lancaster, SHCJ. Painted by Sr. Perdreau (?)
1844-1846

Painting of Cornelia Connelly
Photo of painting of Cornelia Connelly
March 2000

Photo of Cornelia and Community at Raikes Hall 01
Original of often used photo of Cornelia and community at Raikes Hall; future reproductions were often retouched, fixing her veil which had been blown by the wind and adding a silver cross
c. 1860

Photo of Cornelia and Community at Raikes Hall 02
Original of often used photo of Cornelia and community at Raikes Hall; future reproductions were often retouched, fixing her veil which had been blown by the wind and adding a silver cross
c. 1860

Photo of Cornelia Connelly 01
Photo of Cornelia Connelly. Apparently this photo and others like it, with the large cross on Cornelia's chest, are retouched photos as Cornelia never wore a cross like the one in the photo.
c. 1877

Photo of Cornelia Connelly 02

Photo of Cornelia Connelly. Apparently this photo and others like it, with the large cross on Cornelia's chest, are retouched photos as Cornelia never wore a cross like the one in the photo.


Photo of Cornelia Connelly 03

Photo of Cornelia Connelly.


Photo of Cornelia Connelly 04
Photo of Cornelia Connelly at Raikes Hall in Blackpool, England
c. 1860

Photo of Cornelia Connelly 05

Photo of Cornelia Connelly at Raikes Hall in Blackpool, England

c. 1860

Photo of Cornelia Connelly 06
Photo of Cornelia Connelly

Photo of Cornelia Connelly 07
Photo of Cornelia Connelly and two unidentified sisters

Photo of Cornelia Connelly 08
Photo of Cornelia by Henry Godbold, Grand Parade, St. Leonards-on-Sea. (info from Positio)

Photo of Cornelia Connelly 09
Portrait of Cornelia by Ellen Cooper

Photo of Cornelia Connelly 10

Photo of Cornelia "found in 19th century copies both from a Sussex and from a Philadelphia studio, dating it probably from 1867-1877. It seems to be the latest extant portrait of Cornelia." Apparently this photo and others like it, with the large cross on Cornelia's chest, are retouched photos as Cornelia never wore a cross like the one in the photo.


Photo of Cornelia Connelly 11
Photo of "Cornelia at Mark Cross - this was a thrilling find in an old album! It shows CC in the chaise/bath-chair drawn by the white pony. The seated coachman will have driven her over from Mayfield. Notice the Lay Sister in white apron in the doorway." (Sr. Helen Forshaw)

Photo of Mother Cornelia Connelly, SHCJ 01
Photo of Mother Cornelia Connelly, SHCJ with Mother Theresa Hanson and Mother Theophila Laprimaudaye (?) at the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, Blackpool, in 1860. Cornelia was 51 at the time. (from caption in Positio)
1860

Photo of Mother Cornelia Connelly, SHCJ 02
Cropped version of photo CC-22a
1860

Photo of window dedicated to Cornelia Connelly
Photo of window dedicated to Cornelia Connelly in the Mayfield Chapel

Portrait of Cornelia Connelly
Portrait of Cornelia Connelly (1809-1879) at age 22
1831

Portrait of Cornelia Connelly with Greeting
Portrait of Cornelia Connelly with greeting
c. 1870

Sketch of Cornelia at age 28
Sketch of Cornelia at age 28, Rome, 1836-7; done by Chiara Colonna; matching sketch of Pierce was also made.
1836-7

Sketch of Cornelia Connelly
Sketch (?) of Cornelia

Statue of Cornelia Connelly
Photo of statue of Cornelia Connelly on the grounds of the the Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans. This statue is one six honoring religious women who played an important role in the life of the church in New Orleans. Cornelia made her profession of faith in 1835 at the convent when it was the residence of the bishops of New Orleans. The scuplture was made by Franco Alessandrini.
May 2000

The heart of Cornelia Peacock Connelly

Follow-up to article about Cornelia's grand-nephew, Fred Gaenslen.

August 3, 2018

Thought to be Cornelia's Wedding Portrait
Thought to be Cornelia's wedding potrait
1831

Unfinished Drawing for Portrait of Cornelia Connelly
Unfinished drawing for portrait of Cornelia Connelly, postulant at Trinita dei Monti in Rome; Cornelia had the painting made for her children but they never received it. Original at European Archives/in care of Judith Lancaster, SHCJ.
1844-1846


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