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Congregatio Jesu

CJ Sisters


We are an international congregation of just under 2,000 sisters in twenty-four countries spread over four continents.  Our international centre is in Rome. We were founded by Mary Ward in 1609 as an institute of, unenclosed, apostolic religious women. 

ProvincialsOur Ignatian spirituality is to be:
  • apostolic women in the Church
  • promoters of faith that does justice
  • available to go wherever the need is greatest
  • contemplatives in action