A Woman for Our Time: Marie Madeleine… and Business Enterprise
Read the latest issue of our newsletter A Woman for Our Time… Celebrating Marie Madeleine. Through this newsletter we hope to make more widely known the life and work of Marie Madeleine, the Foundress of the FCJ sisters.
Join us ONLINE for a week of prayer in Advent organized for young adults by FCJ Centre St Hugh's - starting soon!Commit to 30 minutes of personal prayer each day and opportunity to talk with a prayer guide. There will be an opening and closing meeting and optional workshop during the week. ... See MoreSee Less
"We think one of our calls is to bring hope to our world. How? Well, our hope lies in trusting in our loving and gracious God who is generous in gifting us in many wonderful ways." A short reflection on hope from FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre to start the week...This quote from Pope Francis reminded us of the importance of hope. So, this week, we would like to share with you a few words about hope! Hope is so important and especially in the time in which we now live, it is a very necessary virtue to cultivate. So many people are feeling hopeless in the face of Covid, inflation, climate change, homelessness, and political unrest in so many places in our world! So, what is our call as Christians and your call as you live out your everyday life?We think one of our calls is to bring hope to our world! How? Well, our hope lies in trusting in our loving and gracious God who is so generous in gifting us in many wonderful ways. In our Baptism, we were given the gift of hope as the water was poured over us and we embarked on our life-journey as followers of Jesus Christ. This Jesus who rose from the dead! Do we really remember that Jesus’ crucifixion was followed by the Resurrection? We like to say that we are a Resurrection People, and our song is Alleluia! (not our original quote but one we love to recall.)So, may we go forth each day with hope in our hearts and may God enable us to bring hope to the people we meet each day! ... See MoreSee Less
Members of 90 religious orders gathered in Rome for a one-week conference on Safeguarding. This important gathering of religious with responsibility for safeguarding was organized by the Care and Safeguarding Commission of the Unions of Superiors General of women and men congregations (UISG / USG) in Rome.Sr Judith Routier fcJ from the FCJ General Leadership team attended this conference. ... See MoreSee Less
Join Serra Calgary for a vocations talk with Sr. Michelle, FCJ, followed with the Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 11:00am. Doors open at 10:00am. ... See MoreSee Less
Everyone is welcome at the online monthly evening retreat offered by FCJ Spirituality Centre London.EVENING RETREAT ON ZOOM, THURSDAY 9th NOVEMBER 7.30 - 9.00 pm‘I ARISE TODAY’This evening’s time of reflection is based on beautiful and powerful words attributed to St. Patrick during his ministry in Ireland in the 5th century. Patrick rejoices in the constant presence and protection of our God, who is with us at all times, in all places and in all circumstances.As usual, we will use music, poetry, short talks, images and quiet moments to support us as we reflect and pray. We do not have sharing groups in these evening retreats. If you would like to attend this retreat online, please email: [email protected]The Zoom link will be sent to you on the evening of Wednesday, 8th November. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to all Camino Companions volunteers - FCJ Sisters, Companions in Mission and other friends - who have been serving pilgrims in Santiago de Compostela this 2023 season. We are closing the doors today until Easter Season 2024.Mary and Alan were happy to welcome another great group of pilgrims who shared their experiences and listened to one another. An intergenerational and international group representing people from every continent. How we wish our war torn world could learn from the spirit of the Camino! ... See MoreSee Less
It really was a privilege and an honour, on every level.
Thanks again for the opportunity and for such a fulfilling and worthwhile experience - a win win, for all concerned.
See you next season. 🙏
It was a real privilege and a great experience. Thank you 🙏
How absolutely wonderful to have been taken in by the Camino companions at the end of the Camino and then also to Father Manny