The Religious of Jesus and Mary is an international congregation of Catholic sisters who have shared the Church’s mission in the United States since 1877.
Committed to the apostolic call and style of St. Claudine Thévenet, who founded the Congregation in 1818, we serve in various educational, pastoral, social and spiritual ministries, through which we make known God’s goodness and forgiving love, as revealed in the hearts of Jesus and Mary.
"Be happy at all times; pray constantly,and for all things give thanks to God for that is what God expects you to do in Christ Jesus."
Mary Consolata Valcourt
“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called accordingly to his purpose.”
Mary of Peace Amador
"I always have confidence in God. God is always there for me and for all of us."
“Jesus & Claudine's philosophy of life: work for peace & justice, compassion & forgiveness. Integrate these virtues in daily life.”
“How Good God Is!”
"But if I washed your feet - I who am Teacher & Lord -then you must wash each other's feet. What I just did was to give you an example: as I have done, so you must do."
“Into [the great hands of your heart] I place these fragments, my life, and you, O God – spend them however you wish.” Rilke
US PROVINCE OF THE RELIGIOUS OF
JESUS AND MARY SEND
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO
M. MARIE-CECILIA GAUDETTE, RJM, ON THE OCCASION
OF HER 113TH BIRTHDAY
March 25, 2015
RELIGIOUS OF JESUS AND MARY - US PROVINCE NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM
July 31, 2014 - July 31, 2018
Sr. Margaret Perron, RJM, Provincial
I come to the RJM leadership team with experience in ministry as a secondary school Spanish teacher; a non-profit administrator; and an immigration attorney. I have also had the opportunity to begin new immigration programs at two non-profit organizations.
My hope for our province is that we embrace the current challenges facing us, partner with others in addressing the pressing needs of our world (as expressed in the general chapter priorities and our action steps); and witness by our lives and presence to a loving and forgiving God.
Sr. Anne Magner, RJM, Provincial Councilor and Treasurer
My previousministries/employment include: secondary school educator, administrator; member of diocesan training team for school administrators; provincial leadership; judicial law clerk; attorney in civil practice.
Hopes and desires for the province: that each of us will continue to deepen our awareness of our mission, our congregational priorities, and our province implementation of the priorities, as we engage in contemplating them and living them out in our relationships in community life, in ministry, with others we meet, and in our relationship with our world and our cosmos.
Sr. Rita Ricker, RJM, Provincial Councilor and Secretary
My past ministry experiences include teacher in elementary education, Vocation Director, QUEST Director, Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland and Director of Social Justice and Outreach at Church of the Resurrection, Burtonsville, MD
My hope and desire for the Province is that daily, each one of us opens ourselves in prayer and beg for a deeper awareness in “following Jesus’ readiness to forgive; care for the least; and love for God’s creation.”
Sr. Rosemary Mangan, RJM, Provincial Councilor
My past ministries have included secondary education, formation work and leadership at both the provincial and international level, and retreat ministry.
The challenges of our General Chapter express my hopes for the four coming years. I pray we will grow in communion as one apostolic body, united in our desire to follow Jesus in his readiness to forgive, care for the least, and love for the world given us by God.