Young Adults

Young Adults

FCJ Young Adult Network

The FCJ Young Adult network is a way for the many young people who have a link with the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus or Ignatian spirituality to keep in contact with the FCJ Society, with each other, and with the wider FCJ Family.

Find out about events, news, and people from across the world who are part of the FCJ family!

We run a variety of events for young adults: pilgrimages, retreats, groups that attend youth festivals, discernment weekends, or community live-in experiences. Check below what is coming up in 2020!

Are you a past FCJ student? – our schools include Upton Hall, Gumley House Convent, Bellerive FCJ, Maria Fidelis, FCJ Primary (Jersey), Notre Dame de France, Genazzano, St Philomena, Benalla FCJ.

Maybe you met us at your university chaplaincy? – FCJ Sisters are part of the chaplaincy teams at Goldsmiths University, London Southbank University (St Hilda’s Catholic Chaplaincy House), Manchester Universities and Liverpool University.

Find out what we are about through our Facebook Page: FCJYoungAdultNetwork

Upcoming Events

Below are some of the events for young adults we organise. Why not take some time to reflect on life and take stock? Check the FCJ Events webpage for more details, subscribe to our newsletter or like our facebook page.

Many of the events we had planned for the Summer 2020 had been cancelled due to ‘lockdown’. Instead we have run a lot of things online. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what is on offer! Here are some of our events:

Discernment Workshop – Virtual Sessions, Real Conversations

Every  Tuesday between 23 June and 14 July, 5pm – 6pm

A four week programme of input, reflection, discussion and personal sharing. How do I discern important choices? What might help me to grow in openness to God?

  • Learn more about discernment in the Ignatian tradition.
  • Look at decision making and consider what makes a good decision.
  • Discover tools to help you discern the action of God in your life.
  • Begin to apply these principles and practices to your own life.
  • Opportunity to talk one-to-one with a spiritual guide.

Sign for the  event on facebook for details of the schedule and confirm attendance in order to receive the Zoom link.

Scripture prayer creativityScripture, Prayer, Creativity – Virtual Sessions, Real Conversation

Mondays at 5pm. Begins 22nd June

An online opportunity to explore creative ways of engaging with the Scriptures in prayer.

20 min Input
20 min time offline for prayer
20 min opportunity to share insights in a faith community

Sign up to the event on facebook to receive the Zoom link


faith filmLetting Film Teach Us – Virtual Sessions, Real Conversations

Enjoy the film, then delve deeper into what the stories can teach us about life, faith and deeper meaning.

We will meet online every Thursday at 7.30pm and take two weeks per film exploring a different theme each week. There is no need to have seen the film, we will direct participants to relevant clips during the sessions.

The next sessions are:
25th June Finding integrity – Les Miserables
2nd July The value of personal sacrifice – Les Miserables

Sign up to the event on facebook to receive the Zoom link

CrafternoonVirtual Crafternoon

Mondays 2:30 – 4:30pm

Stay at home, enjoy some craft time.
No need to knit – you can just chat, do the ironing, bake a cake!!!

FOR KNITTERS: Make a contribution to the Warm Baby Project. Simple knitting patterns and online help to get started. All you need is a bit of wool and a pair of knitting needles.

If you would like to join online to knit and natter with others then message us on facebook at FCJYoungAdultNetwork and we will be in touch with details. Build a virtual community!


These are some of the activities we have done in the past


  • Lindisfarne (UK) April
  • Camino de Santiago August


  • England February 2020
  • Ireland March 2020
  • Romania
  • Malta March 2020

Youth Festivals

  • Gather Conference (UK)   @Gather2018  January
  • Brightlights (UK) @blfestival  June
  • National Ploughing Championships (Ireland)  September

Vocations Events

  • Workshops run through the year
  • Weekend ‘live-in’  – Liverpool, London, Spanish Point, Torino and Bucuresti