Travel Journal
  • It’s springtime, and all along the drive to Rosemont, the trees and flowers are in bloom.
  • OMG the SHCJ campus is totally cool, with historic stone buildings. Sister Anita takes us for a tour, and along the way we meet Colleen, the communications director.
  • On the podcast, we learn that Sister Anita is an experienced open-water swimmer, and we hear the latest about Wordnet, a California-based media ministry where Sister Pat is executive director.
  • The sisters host a reception after the podcast. We love the opportunity to talk with more of the sisters and hear about the good work that SHCJ sisters in the U.S., Europe, and Africa are doing.

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Podcast Guest Nuns

L: Anita Quigley, SHCJ, serves as the Vocation Director for the Society's American Province and supports the Communications Office with its social media efforts. She enjoys working with young adults and has a passion for open water swimming. She holds a Counseling Degree, which she has used in a variety of settings.

R: Patricia Phillips, SHCJ, is the Executive Director of Wordnet Productions, a Catholic television studio. She has helped to produce three vocation videos at Wordnet ( and has organized contemporary Bible contests for high schools students funded by grants. She is an avid movie buff.

About the Congregation

Mission Statement: 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 Society spans four continents, where we live our mission to rejoice in God’s presence and to help people believe that God lives and acts in them and in our world. We work collaboratively with others in educational, spiritual, pastoral, social and healthcare ministries. Wherever we are and whatever our ministry, we help people develop their gifts and talents so that they can lead meaningful lives and make a difference in the world. Our shared lives and our personal relationships with God inspire individual and corporate actions toward a more just, compassionate and harmonious world.