We are the English Province of the Congregation of Jesus, an international congregation founded by Mary Ward in 1609. Today, inspired by her vision, we live and work as companions of Jesus in mission.
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A Woman of Vision

Who saw, centuries before her time, the potential of women, the need for their education, and the possibility that women could live for God outside the cloister and serve God in the world.

A Woman of Courage

Who braved the misunderstanding and rejection of family and society, who walked to Rome through plague and war to present her pioneering plans to the Pope, who endured shame and imprisonment rather than compromise her vision.

A Woman of Prayer

Whose deepest longings found fulfilment in God.