Living our Bicentenary in Europe

The FCJ sisters and the Companions in Mission in the Area of Europe are entering into a year to celebrate the Bicentenary of the FCJ Society, born in Amiens, France, in 1820. Various activities are being prepared, but perhaps more importantly we are aiming to live and promote the following Commitment.

FCJ Bicentenary Commitment 1820 – 2020

We, FCJ Sisters and FCJ Companions in Mission in Europe, responding to the Climate Emergency and acknowledging the integral link between

the theology of Laudato Si, On Care for our Common Home,
our relationship with the Earth and
the demand for social justice,


  • to celebrate the beauty of creation and make a positive contribution to our local environment. We will plant 10 trees per community and/or group in 2020.
  • to endeavour to divest all our FCJ communities and homes of single-use plastics, growing in our awareness and supporting each other in our resolve.
  • to publicly acknowledge the impact of climate change on the poorest people in Society, raising awareness of issues locally, nationally and internationally, and becoming involved in advocacy where possible.

Follow our Bicentenary celebrations at the Bicentenary News page and on social media #FCJ200.