On the 22nd of October 2019, the delegates of the General Chapter of the Faithful Companions of Jesus elected Sister Bonnie Moser as General Superior for the next six years. Two days later, the Chapter elected Sisters Patricia Binchy, Ruth Casey and Judith Routier as members of the FCJ General Council. Sister Bonnie and the three assistants will take up office early in 2020 in London, England.
The General Superior and Assistants
From the left to the right on the picture: Sr Ruth Casey fcJ, Sr Bonnie Moser fcJ, Sr Patricia Binchy fcJ, Sr Judith Routier fcJ
Sr. Bonnie Moser FCJ
Educated by the FCJs in Edmonton, Canada, Sister Bonnie entered the Society in 1968. After the novitiate Sr. Bonnie did studies in Education, receiving a doctorate in Educational Leadership. 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 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.
Sister Bonnie is known as a woman of deep faith and hope, of broad vision, hospitality, humour and inclusivity. She has a talent for drawing out the giftedness of others.
Sr. Patricia Binchy FCJ, 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. Having spent many years in secondary education, first as classroom teacher and then as principal, she also worked in pastoral ministry. She has experience as local leader, Province Leader and most recently, as general assistant to our previous General Superior, Sister Claire Sykes.
Sr. Ruth Casey FCJ was born in Penarth, Wales. She taught French at Lark Hill, Preston, UK and subsequently 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 being named as 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 as a primary school teacher in England. She spent 10 years in Sierra Leone, teaching and working in the Kenema Diocese. After leaving 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.