The Faithful Companion of Jesus Sisters (FCJ Sisters) or Fidèles Compagnes de Jésus was founded in Amiens in France in 1820 by Marie Madeleine Victoire de Bengy de Bonnault d'Houet (1781—1858). This community has been devoted dedicated to the education of the underprivileged and marginalized, especially girls and women in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe.


This fruitful project was consolidated during Madeleine d'Houët spiritual journey and service, guided by the Ignatian Spirituality she practiced. Her great work was rapidly spread during and after her lifetime, with the foundation of charity/poor schools, day schools, boarding schools, orphanages, night classes for women and retreat centres.  


The FCJ Sisters are conformed by members with a diverse cultural background from across the world. They disseminate contemporary expressions of Marie Madeleine’s legacy, exercising corporate works as the cornerstone on their ministry.


The FCJ Sisters are “...companions, faithful to the Lord and to each other". They work together in the service of the Church to build the body of Christ. They stand at the foot of the cross of Jesus uniting themselves with the redemptive offering of the risen, glorious Christ that they may become a community of his faithful companions in spirit and in truth. They seek to find in prayer the mind and heart of Jesus, so that they may find God in all things and be to others messengers of His saving Word.


This international order of Roman Catholic Sisters live in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. The general leadership is headquartered in London, England. For more information about the FCJ Sisters, please visit

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Marie Madeleine Newsletter

A newsletter prepared by the FCJ Sisters to help make Marie Madeleine more widely known and her special gift to the Church.

March 2021 - A Woman of the Church Download

December 2020 - On Gentleness Download

February 2020 - Bicentenary Issue Download