The members of the General Chapter of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus rejoiced today 22nd October as they elected Sr Bonnie Moser fcJ as the next General Superior of our Society.
Sr Bonnie was born in Killam, Alberta, Canada and grew up on the family farm. She went to boarding school with the FCJ Sisters in Edmonton for Grade 12, her final year of school. She entered the Society five years later.
After the novitiate Sr Bonnie did studies in Education, followed by studies in Administration. She received a doctorate in educational leadership from Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA. After two years of teaching in St Mary’s High School in Calgary, Sr Bonnie went to Toronto where she was principal, first of Madonna High School, and then of St. Mary’s Secondary School.
Sr Bonnie spent five years as the Director of the FCJ Christian Life Centre in Calgary. She was then elected as a general assistant (a member of the General Council) and served for ten years in this office. At present she is Area Leader in the Area of the Americas.
Sr Bonnie is known as a woman of deep faith and hope, broad vision, hospitality, humour and inclusivity. She has a talent for drawing out the giftedness of others. Her Sisters look forward to walking with her as she leads our international congregation for the next six years.
The chapter members welcomed Sr Bonnie’s election, singing the Magnificat and Jubilate Deo. Our joy continues!