Having elected Sr Bonnie Moser fcJ as General Superior, the General Chapter of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus elected on 24th October three general assistants (members of the general council): Sisters Patricia Binchy, Ruth Casey and Judith Routier. Sr. Bonnie (General Superior Elect) and the three general assistants will take up office in a few months, on a date still to be decided.
Sr. Patricia, originally from Charleville, Co. Cork, Ireland, has lived in several of the countries in which we serve: Ireland, England, France, Canada, Bolivia, Argentina and the USA. She has been in turn a secondary school teacher, school principal and has worked in pastoral ministry. She has experience in leadership as local leader, Province Leader and most recently, as general assistant to Sr. Claire Sykes.
Sr. Ruth was born in Penarth, Wales. She taught French at Lark Hill, Preston, UK and then completed a degree in Psychology in Rome. She has been involved in the formation of younger FCJs for many years. She worked at the Jesuit Retreat House in Scotland before becoming Provincial of the FCJ European Province. Most recently she has been resident in Romania where she was local leader for several years.
Sr. Judith is originally from Jersey, Channel Islands and began her ministry as an FCJ teaching in a primary school in England. She spent 10 years in Sierra Leone, teaching and working for the Kenema Diocese. After the FCJ Society had to leave Sierra Leone, Sr. Judith spent many years in the Philippines training leaders for Basic Ecclesial Communities. Her most recent ministry was as Province Leader of Asia-Australia.