About us

General Leadership

The present General Superior and her team were elected into office at the 2011 General Congregation held in Spain.

General SuperiorSr Jane Livesey CJ (English Province)
Vicar GeneralSr Elena Gatica Romero CJ (Amerindia Province)
General AssistantsSr Elisabeth Kampe CJ (Middle European Province)
 Sr Prisca Vadakepoondikulam CJ (Patna Province/India)
 Sr Cecilia Yeom Jaeyoung CJ (Korean Province)
General SecretarySr Františka Sedláková CJ (Slovak Province)
General Bursar             Sr Lucia Boasă CJ (Latin European Province)

The team

Jane  Livesey CJ

Jane Livesey CJ

General Superior
Born 1955 in Bolton in the north of England, I entered the Congregation of Jesus in 1974 because I felt that God was asking me to give myself completely to Him and I knew the Congregatio Jesu in England and no other religious order – only later did I discover Mary Ward and our spirituality and thus was confirmed that I was in the right place.
Elena  Gatica CJ

Elena Gatica CJ

Vicar General
Born 1959 in Chillán, Chile, I entered the Congregatio of Jesus in 1982. The person of Jesus and his project captivated me. Being contemplative in action-mission motivated me to join the sisters of the CJ. Since 2012 I have been one of the Assistants in the Generalate in Rome. Part of my current mission is to accompany the Amerindian Province (Argentina, Brazil, Chile), the mission in Cuba and the Spanish and Latin European (Italy and Romania) Provinces.
Elisabeth  Kampe CJ

Elisabeth Kampe CJ

General Assistant
Born 1949 in Fritzlar, Germany, I entered the Congregatio in 1970, after getting to know the sisters in Bad Homburg. I was inspired by their enthusiasm for Jesus and their love of people. I felt called by Jesus to go on the same way as they did. Since 2012 I have been one of the Assistants on the Generalate in Rome. My main task is to be a bridge between the Generalate and the Middle European Province (Austria, Germany, Hungary and South Tyrol) and the Slovak Province.
Prisca Vadakepoondikulam  CJ

Prisca Vadakepoondikulam CJ

General Assistant
Born in Kerala, India in 1952, I was received into the Congregation in 1969. I wanted to follow Jesus by serving the poor of North India. I am one of the General Assistants with particular responsibility for the Provinces of Patna, Allahabad, Delhi and the Regions of Bangalore and Nepal. My area of specialization is counselling and therapy. I enjoy writing.
Cecilia  Jaeyoung Yeom CJ

Cecilia Jaeyoung Yeom CJ

General Assistant
Born 1963 in Daejeon, Korea, I entered the Congregatio Jesu in 1991. Encounter with the loving and omnipotent God led to a strong desire within me to serve Him. The religious seemed to know how to serve God much better than I did. For the last twenty years I have lived what I have learnt from my companions in the CJ. I am a General Assistant taking care of the English Province, the Korean Province and the Zimbabwe Region while attending to the whole congregation.
Lucia  Boasă CJ

Lucia Boasă CJ

General Bursar
Born 1973 in Bakău, Romania, I entered the Congregatio Jesu in 1994. Some years before my elder sister had joined the congregation. So I got to know Mary Ward. She is an exceptional woman. As she did, I want to work for women so that they can lead a good life. Since 2015 I have been General Bursar of the Congregatio Jesu.
Františka  Sedláková CJ

Františka Sedláková CJ

General Secretary
Born 1964 in Prešov, Slovakia, I got to know the sisters of the Congregation of Jesus during Communist times and joined them in July 1989. I was captivated by the great love and courageousness of Mary Ward. Since March 2012 I have been working as General Secretary. I do my mission with pleasure and I really enjoy it. Through my service for others I look for and I find God, joy and goodness. I try to do ordinary things with love.

Contact information:

Casa Generalizia
Via Nomentana 250
I-00162 Roma

Tel: +39 06 862 202 222
e-mail: gencj@congjesu.org