Fordham Law


Professor John D. Feerick '61 to be Honored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus

January 26, 2012

The Society of the Holy Child Jesus, an international community of nuns that was founded in England in 1846, will honor Professor John D. Feerick '61, Founder and Director of the Feerick Center for Social Justice on March 29, 2012, at a dinner at the South Street Seaport in New York City. The Sisters sponsor schools and social justice organizations in New York, California, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Chile, and the Dominican Republic. They will be marking the 150th anniversary of their arrival in the United States on this occasion.

Professor Feerick will receive the 2012 Holy Child Spirit Award. In the award citation the Sisters note that the Feerick Center for Social Justice is committed to "meeting the wants of the age" just as Cornelia Connelly, the Society's foundress directed.

Professor Feerick, former Dean of the Law School, has long aided the Sisters in an advisory capacity and for many years served on the Board of Trustees of the School of the Holy Child in Rye, New York.

For more information, visit the Society's website