The life of Cornelia Connelly was anything but typical. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 15, 1809, Cornelia defied the norms of her time. She became a wife, mother of five children, Catholic nun, and ultimately, the Foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, an order of Roman Catholic Sisters.
Cornelia’s spirit of boundless love, compassionate zeal, and steadfast faith continues to influence the work the Sisters of the Holy Child do today.
Courtesy of http://www.holychild200.org/ and the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.
YEARLY MISSION THEME, 2015-2016
The Rosemont College Community strives to integrate the mission statement into daily life on campus. The Mission Office focuses on each one of the four goals which become the Mission theme for the year. This theme is developed and celebrated at all College wide events throughout the academic year beginning in August with First Year Academic Cap and Gown Ceremony and closing with Commencement in May. Heritage Week in October and Founders’ Week in April educate and celebrate the Mission theme on dates significant to the legacy from the founding religious order, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. The theme for 2015-2016 is:
Rosemont College values:
Trust in and reverence for the dignity of each person
Diversity in human culture and experience
Persistence and courage in promoting justice with compassion
To enable the College to learn the theme, all of the constituencies of the College receive a mission theme prayer card and a bulletin board banner. A large mission banner decorates the entrance to Cardinal Hall, a daily reminder of the theme. Professors integrate the theme into classes where appropriate; staff meetings reflect on the theme; mission theme orientations are shared with all new members of the college community; first year students study the theme in their seminar course. The mission lays the foundation for the Campus Ministry office and the Cornelian Service Corps where students learn to put the College mission into ACTION.
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