Spirituality of Cornelia Connelly- In God, for God, with God

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A biography of the founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in England, Cornelia Peacock Connelly (1809-1879): a mother of five, originally a wealthy Philadelphia Presbyterian, then an Episcopalian, whose case for canonization now lies before the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints.


". . . the first solidly documented and thoroughly analytical biography of Cornelia Connelly." - Anglican and Episcopal History "A member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, [McCarthy] offers the first documented full-length study of their founder's spirituality through her charism. . . . the text is accompanied by 27 pages of select bibliography . . . ." - Theological Studies

". . . inspiring and scholarly . . . . This commendable book is not light reading, but eminently rewarding . . . ." - Review for Religious ". . . a model of its kind . . . an excellent job [of] analysing the story and motives of the American woman who was abandoned and subsequently vilified by her husband Pierce [who had become a Roman Catholic priest and kidnapped their children] and who went on to find the energy to found a religious order." - The Way - Contemporary Christian Spirituality

". . . a highly focused exposition . . . McCarthy ably demonstrates the profound influence of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and other Jesuit documents on [Connelly]. . . . of particular interest to scholars and others who share a growing interest in the history and charisms of women founders of apostolic congregations- . . . ." - Horizons

". . . [an] exceptionally well-done study . . . ." - The Catholic Standard and Times ". . . unusually rich [in] unpublished sources." - Theology Digest

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