1. a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
"tears of joy"
WHAT DOES JOY MEAN TO...
For Cornelia, children and nature were sources of joy. The way in which she cared for both her own children and those whom she taught showed her true passion for life. She also derived joy from everything that surrounded her. Her unfaltering spirit is something that all members of the SHCJ community strive to emmulate.
A MEMBER OF GERALDINE HOUSE
"Joy isn't based upon happenings or whether things are going well or not. Joy remains even during sad times. It is a feeling of expectation that something great is about to happen. Joy is often described as a gift."
A HOLY CHILD SCHOOL
Joy is a key aspect to the spirit of all Holy Child schools. Through international school exchanges, immersion in nature and strong bonds between students and staff, a Holy Child school is more than just a place to learn. The emphasis that is placed on having a joyful school experience makes every day in a Holy Child school a fulfilling one.
A MEMBER OF THE SHCJ
Joy takes many forms in the SHCJ. There is the universal joy in helping others, a trait that Cornelia pioneered within the society. There is also the joy of education. The SHCJ's ministry in education all around the world, works to help young people believe that God is present in their lives and in the world around them. SHCJ members also derive joy from within their own religious community. Through events and gatherings, members have the opportunity to grow and strengthen their community bonds.