Section title text:  Our Spirit.


Graphic of sunrise over world: words are 'Courageous Re-imagining for Mission. The 2013 General Chapter gave the Society directions for the coming six years... You will find below the text of these directions which you can download if you wish.

As we FCJs — individually, as local groups, as Provinces and as a Society — live into and work with these directions, we hope that our FCJ Companions in Mission, families, friends and colleagues will also find meaning and inspiration here and will share the richness of their reflections with us. We are all invited!

Chapter Directions.

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Together we are building an ONLINE RESOURCE to which everyone can contribute. The resource will have helpful readings/books, scripture quotations, images/pictures, prayer suggestions and videos/powerpoints. The value of the resource will depend on our contributions! Just imagine what a wealth we could build over the next several years. Click here to go to the online resource.


As you consider resource(s) you could offer, it might be helpful to use the following statement: When I think of 'compassionate presence' (or any other of the italicized phrases) I am reminded of ... a picture, a photograph, a poem, a reading, a prayer, a video ...

Please send your contributions to

Please indicate which italicized phrase sparked your imagination and make sure that the source is clearly identified especially if there is any question of copyright involved.

Indicate too if you would like your name to appear as
'Contributed by ...'.



We have also started a REFLECTION/DISCUSSION BOARD (similar to the message board that was used during the 2013 General Chapter) where we are invited to share our reflections, or perhaps to start a discussion, a 'faith sharing' on a particular aspect of the Directions.

Click here to go to the reflection/discussion board.

Let us ask Our Lord to give us the spirit of the Society of Jesus;
        since we have its Constitutions, it is God's will
                    that we should have its spirit.     (Marie Madeleine)