Faithful Companions of Jesus

We, the Faithful Companions of Jesus, were founded in France in 1820 by Marie Madeleine D’Houet, who responded to the ‘I Thirst’ of Jesus on the Cross. She took as her inspiration St. Mary Magdalen and the other holy women who faithfully accompanied Jesus during his ministry and to his death on the Cross.

We are an international Society of Catholic Sisters living in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Sudan, and the Americas. We are enriched by our cultural diversity and internationality.

United in Christ’s mission, our ministries are diverse and are a response to the ‘I Thirst’ of Jesus as manifest in our contemporary world. They include the areas of education, spiritual accompaniment, social justice, pastoral care, and care for creation. In fact we believe our charism can be lived out anywhere we can ‘widen the circle of love.’

Since 1993, a group of single and married women and men, FCJ Companions in Mission, have been drawn to make a formal commitment to live out our charism of faithful companionship with Jesus in their own daily lives.

With joy and gratitude for God’s faithfulness we celebrated our bicentenary in 2020.