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Un Amor Generoso: La Vida de Cornelia Connelly

By Catie McElwee; Ill by France White, SHCJ; see also A Generous Love

2009
The Life of Cornelia Connelly

Flash based book

The First Holy Child Nun

A life of Cornelia Connelly written for children

Source; Historical Perspectives II

No. 25:

  • Nineteenth Century English Women: Cornelia's Context, pp 3-7
  • Pierce Connelly: Not a Bad Man, pp 8-10
  • Pierce Connelly: His Call from God, pp 11-20
  • Among Valiant Women, pp 21-25
  • Angelica Croft SHCJ 1839-1902. pp 26 - 36
1992
Source, No. 22; Images of God

No. 22: Images of God:

  • Poem
  • Woman Imaging God
  • Images of God Within an African Perspective
  • The Rock of our Trysting Place
  • Cornelia Connelly's Images of God in Christ
  • Some Images of God Then and Now
  • The God of Wonder
  • God the Artist
  • My Changing Images of God
  • God and the Seasons of my Life
  • God at the Centre of My Being
  • 'Papa Dios' and Kenny
  • Yahweh, I Know You are Near
  • The God Who Isn't
  • O Obani
1991
Source, No. 13

No. 13;

  • The Relevance of Cornelia Connelly's Charism, Pgs. 5-17
  • Theolgical Foundations For Apostolic Community, Pgs. 32-49 Pgs.
  • Characteristics of an Apostolic Spirituality, Pgs. 55-58
  • The Charism of Cornelia and the Signs of our Time; From Inner Liberty to Outward Liberation, Pgs. 59-82.
Summer 1983
Source, No. 10

No. 10;

  • In Search of Cornelia; pages 19-16
  • Cornelia's Constitutions, Part II; pages 27-55.
Autumn 1979
Reflection on the life and educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly

Mary Kosch

Religion: Scandal Revisited

Time Magazine

20918
Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol. XXXI

Sketch of the Life of Mother Cornelia Connelly Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus, 1809-1879

1920
Radical Generosity: The Life of Cornelia Connelly

Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS

2011
Positio: Informatio For the Canonization Process of the Servant of God Cornelia Connelly (nee Peacock)
1987
Memories of Cornelia's Maternal Love (for students)

Memories of Cornelia's Maternal Love. An excerpt from a small exhibition put together by Sr Helen Forshaw SHCJ from the Documentation for the Cause and photographs in the European Province Archives, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Venerable Cornelia Connelly, 8 January 1809. The exhibition focused on how children experienced Cornelia as Mother. Memories of Cornelia s maternal love experienced by children confided to the care of the SHCJ at St Leonards, both boarding and day school, and at Mark Cross.

2009
Maps of significant places in Cornelia's life in Philadelphia and Delaware County
Great American Foundresses

By Joseph B Code, MA, STB; Pages 406-436

1929
Hand-drawn map of significant places in America related to Cornelia's life and the history of the society.

From the Informatio.

1987
Cornelia's Philadelphia

Significant sites in Philadelphia

Cornelia's Death Certificate (PDF)

PDF

1879
Cornelia's Death Certificate (JPG)
JPG
1879
Cornelia's Family Tree

Transcription of letters.

Cornelia in Rome

Presentation to the chapter by Radegunde Flaxman, SHCJ, 6 February 1992. See also text to accompany booklet.

1992
Cornelia. The Love Story

By Jonathan Daly; Written for the 1988 American Province Gathering at Rosemont College. Video in Archives. Dedicated to Terri McKenzie, SHCJ.

1988
Cornelia Connelly; Three Characteristics

byAnnette Dawson, SHCJ

1979
Cornelia Connelly: Pioneer in Education

by Sister Lou Ella Hickman; from "South Texas Catholic," Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi

2011
Cornelia Connelly Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus; The Grace to Know Your Will

by Boniface Hanley, OFM

Cornelia Connelly 1809-1879 Foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Copies of pages from Christ Church Marriage Register

Showing marriages of Ralph Peacock and Mary Bowen and Pierce Connelly and Cornelia Peacock

Blessed Among All Women; Women Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for our Time

Pages 73-75; by Robert Ellsberg

A Generous Love: The Life of Cornelia Connelly

By Catie McElwee, Ill by France White, SHCJ; see also Un Amor Generoso

2009
Cornelia Connelly; Founder, Society of the Holy Child Jesus; 1809-1879

Biography produced by SHCJ.

Pylon, XXIX, No. 2

Pylon XXIX, No. 2. Two articles:

  • And So We Made a Farm, pages 17-20 (re: Holy Child School, Cape Coast, Ghana)
  • Cornelia Belongs to Everyone
Autumn 1967
Source, No. 11

Chapter 3 of a thesis by Caritas McCarthy, SHCJ entitled The Spirituality of Cornelia Connelly: A Study of the Charism of the Founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Click here to view document.

Summer, 1980
Source, No. 14

"Cornelia Connelly's Spirituality and Ideal of Community Life;" Chapter XV of The Positio: Documentary Study for the Canonization Process of the Servant of God Cornelia Connelly (nee Peacock) 1809-1879. Click here to view document.

Spring 1984
Cherwell Papers, Vol. 1, No. 2

"Cornelia, Educator," by Radegunde Flaxman, SHCJ. Originally presented at Cherwell Conference, Oxford, England, Summer 1992. This revised version was presented at meetings of the Trustees of Holy Child Schools in the US in November, 1992.

1993
Pylon XXVII, No. 1

Pylon XXVII, No. 1, selected article:

  • Merty Forgot - Letter to Pierce, p. 31-32, 37
Spring 1965
Cornelia Connelly and Her Interpreters

Lancaster, a member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus founded by Cornelia Connelly, examines biographies written by other SHCJ sisters about Connelly, who lived a sometimes tumultuous life as "successively a wife, a mother and a religious sister inevitably implying differing images of femininity and holiness." Available via Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

2004
Yes Lord, Always Yes; A Life of Cornelia Connelly

Yes, Lord, always yes : a life of Cornelia Connelly 1809-1879; founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus / Elizabeth Mary Strub. Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

2003
A Woman Styled Bold

The life of Cornelia Connelly. Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

1991
Source, No. 15; Pp. 42-46

Studies and Reflections on the Heritage of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus; Special Commemorative Issue; "Cornelia Connelly and the Spirit of Suffering Obedience."

Fall 1985
The Pylon: Cornelia Connelly Special Issue

The Pylon : Cornelia Connelly Special Issue, Volume XXIX, Number 3, 1968. Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

1968
The Spirituality of Cornelia Connelly : in God, for God, with God

The spirituality of Cornelia Connelly : in God, for God, with God / Caritas McCarthy SHCJ. Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

1986
Connelly vs. Connelly

Connelly vs. Connelly / by Rev. Brendan Larnen, O.P. Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

1961
Du Mariage au Cloître : une Religieuse Américaine, Cornélia Connelly.

Du mariage au cloître : une religieuse américaine, Cornélia Connelly. Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

1962
The Triumph of Trust : The Story of Mother Connelly

The triumph of trust : the story of Mother Connelly / by Mother Mary Eleanor, S.H.C.J. with illustrations by Victoria Donohoe. Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

1950
The Case of Cornelia Connelly

The Case of Cornelia Connelly / Juliana Wadham. The incredible story of an extraordinary American told in full for the first time. Available via Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

1957
Yes to Suffering, Yes to Joy

Yes to Suffering, Yes to Joy, by Claire Sullivan, S.H.C.J. Unpublished manuscript. Available via Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

Cornélia Connelly Fondatrice de la Société du Saint-Enfant-Jésus, 1809-1879.

"Imprimatur: Lutetiae Parisiorum die 14a januarii 1930 V. Dupin" Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

Sí, Señor, Siempre Si

Sí, Señor, Siempre Si: Vida de Cornelia Connelly, 1809-1879; Fundadora de la Sociedad del Santo Niño Jesús / Elizabeth Mary Strub. Slight variation in the placement on the Reflections pages. In the Spanish translation, the Reflections pages appear immediately following the chapter. Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to view.

2003
Letter from Rev. Mother Angelica Croft to Mr. John Connelly

Letter from Reverend Mother Angelica Croft to Cornelia's brother-in-law John Connelly, describing her death. From Pylon, Vol. XXI, No. 1, Spring 1959, Pages 1-11.

May 14, 1879
Grand Couteau Revisited

History of Connelly home, "Gracemere," by James Walsh, SJ. Pylon, Vol. XXI, No. 3, Winter 1959-60, pages 27-30.

Winter 1959-60
The Connellys' First Visit to Rome; Part II

Article describing the events and impact of the family's time in Rome, 1836-1837 written by L.S. Muir. From Pylon, Vol. XXIII, No. 2, Summer 1961, pages 3-7.

Summer 1961
Connelly vs. Connelly; An Original Three-Act Drama

A description of the dramatization of "the lawsuit brought by Pierce Connelly against Mother Connelly for the restitution of conjugal rights." Includes excerpts from reviews of the play. From Pylon, Vol. XXIII, No. 2, Summer 1961, pages 8-9.

Summer 1961
Apostolate Studies

A look at what preparation Corneia had for her task by Sr. Radegunde Flaxman. From Source, No.3, 1972, pages 1-21.

1972
Part I. The Child as Key

Cornelia's writings prior to the Constitutions by Sr. Caritas McCarthy, SHCJ. From Source, No.3, 1972, pages 25-35.

1972
Part II. Cornelia and Gioacchino Ventura

A look at "the background reading Cornelia used in building up her spirtual teaching," by Sr. Mary Ursula Blake, SHCJ. From Source, No. 3, 1972, pages 36-44.

1972
Cornelia Connelly: A Witness to Heroic Love and Fidelity

A description of those incidents in Cornelia's life which provide evidence for her witness to heroic love by Marie Madeleine Amy, SHCJ. From Source, No. 5, 1976, pages 20-30.

1976
Connelly vs. Connelly: Comments by Dr. Bernard Hargrove

Presented to the Positio group at St. Leonards on 29 September 1976. From Source, No. 6, Spring 1977, pages 3-9.

Spring 1977
Connelly V. Connelly: Aftermath - Trial by Press, Part I

By Mary Dennis Lynch, SHCJ. From Source, No. 6, Spring 1977, pages 10-23.

Spring 1977
Chronology of the Life of Cornelia Connelly

Created to support the projects in process during the "year of Cornelia." Caritas McCarthy, SHCJ. From Source, No. 8, Spring-Autumn 1978, pages 4-28.

Spring-Autumn 1978
The writings of Cornelia Connelly

By Caritas McCarthy, SHCJ. From Source, No. 12, Spring 1983, pages 53-64.

Spring 1983
Cornelia as a woman for the church today

Revised text of a paper first given at SHCJ European Province Meeting, 5 April 1988. From Source, No. 17, Summer 1988, pages 3-11.

Summer 1988
The Curious Case of Cornelia Connelly

Online article by historian Dr. Pat McNamara. He blogs about American Catholic History at McNamara's Blog.

March 2, 2011
Documentation for Beatification and Canonization, Vol. 63

Southwarcen : Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Cornelia Connelly Foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus : Documentation presented by the Historical Commission : Volume 63 Materials collected by Mother Maria Joseph Buckle for a life of Cornelia Connelly Parts 1 and 2. Part of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus Collection at the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to access document.

Documentation for Beatification and Canonization, Vol. 65

Southwarcen : Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Cornelia Connelly Foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus : Documentation presented by the Historical Commission : Volume 65 Materials collected by Mother Maria Joseph Buckle for a life of Cornelia Connelly Parts 5 and 6. Part of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus Collection at Villanova Digital Library. Click here to access document.

Documentation for Beatification and Canonization, Vol. 66

Southwarcen : Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Cornelia Connelly Foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus : Documentation presented by the Historical Commission : Volume 66 Materials collected by Mother Maria Joseph Buckle for a life of Cornelia Connelly Part 7. Part of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus Collection at the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to access document.

Cornelia Connelly, 1809-1879; Foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Cornelia Connelly : 1809-1879 : Foundress Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Reprint of the original. Available via the Villanova Digital Library. Click here to access.

The life of Catholic foundress Cornelia Connelly was ruled by men. Was her obedience to them holy?

Article written by Catherine Addington, Ph.D. student in Spanish at the University of Virginia. See SHCJ response here.

October 26, 2017
The Life of Cornelia Connelly; 1809-1879; Foundress of The Society of the Holy Child Jesus (the Gompertz Life)

By "A Member of the Society" with preface by Cardinal Gasquet. Also known as "The Gompertz Life."

Click here to view document.

1922
Cornelia the Educator

From an unpublished work in progress by Elizabeth Mary Strub, SHCJ, with permission of the author, 4 October 2002.

2002
Some Easter Reflections on Cornelia

by Elizabeth Mary Strub, SHCJ. Holy Week, Rome, 1978

March 1978
Cornelia and the Christmas Crib

by Helen Forshaw, SHCJ from her series, From the Archivist's Desk.

December 2006
Cornelia's Testimony from Connelly vs. Connelly

"Extract from the actual text of CC's written and sworn testimony in the case - Connelly vs. Connelly."

March 1849
Exhumation 1935

Description of event with notes and reflections by Mother Mary Amadeus, SHCJ.

The Strange Case of Connelly vs. Connelly

An amateur detective's take on the case from the SleuthSayer website.

Cornelia and Rome

Text to accompany booklet, Cornelia in Rome. Presentation to the chapter by Radegunde Flaxman, SHCJ, 6 February 1992.

Cornelia and Rome - Presentation

PDF of Power Point presentation by Judith Lancaster, SHCJ.

History of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau, Louisiana

Article about school where Cornelia taught as a new bride and young mother.

A Tale of Two Scandals: Cornelia Connelly as Nouvelle Heloise

by Professor Barbara newman, Northwestern University.

Possible U.S. saints: Cornelia Connelly

Article by John F. Fink, Editor Emeritus, Criterion.

August 29, 2008
The heart of Cornelia Peacock Connelly

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

August 3, 2018
SHCJ Response to: The life of Catholic foundress Cornelia Connelly was ruled by men. Was her obedience to them holy

Response to this article. Corrections by Judith Lancaster, SHCJ and Eileen McDevitt, SHCJ.

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.

Quartet in heaven; four portraits of saintly women

Excerpt from Quartet in Heaven; Portraits of Four Saintly Women by Sheila Kaye-Smith. Foreword and chapter about Cornelia Connelly.



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