About us

General Leadership

The present General Superior and her team were elected in September 2022 at General Congregation held in Nemi (Italy)

General SuperiorSr Veronica Fuhrmann CJ (Middle European Province)
Vicar GeneralSr Estela Clara Grignola CJ (Amerindia Province)
General AssistantsSr Pratima Pinto CJ (Delhi Province/India)
 Sr Helena Kang CJ (Korean Province)
 Sr Anna Quinterio CJ (Latin European Province)
General SecretarySr Františka Sedláková CJ (Slovak Province)
General Bursar             Sr Lucia Boasă CJ (Latin European Province)

The team

Veronica  Fuhrmann CJ

Veronica Fuhrmann CJ

General Superior
I was born in Mainz (Germany) in 1961 and joined the Congregatio Jesu in 1981. I worked in different places as a teacher, in nursing and in caring for refugees. As General Secretary, I was able to gain very enriching international experience. Before I was elected Superior General, I worked as a Provincial Assistant in the Middle European Province of the CJ. Throughout my religious life, Mary Ward’s words – “God’s working – beginning, middle and end” – have accompanied me in a special way.
Estela Clara Grignola CJ

Estela Clara Grignola CJ

Vicar General
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1966. I entered the Novitiate in 1987. I lived the mission in schools and then in the field of spirituality and accompaniment. I lived for four years in Central America in El Salvador and Guatemala. I have shared and carried out theological reflection with abused women. I have been part of the Formation team in charge of the Juniorate and then in Ongoing Formation. I was part of the Provincial Leadership Team of the new Amerindian Province in Latin America. I thank God to be part of this historic time of being one Mary Ward family. Today I feel very strongly the words of Mary Ward: Refer all to God.
Pratima Pinto CJ

Pratima Pinto CJ

General Assistant
I am an Indian sister belonging to Delhi Province.. I was born in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka. I have served the Congregation in different capacities. I had been Secretary to two Provincials and later the Directoress of Junior sisters (those temporarily professed) and Provincial of Delhi Province. I also served as Animator of different communities of Delhi Province. The Lord has blessed me with a compassionate and loving nature. and I love the poor and the needy; I love visiting them and I reach out to them in times of need. I have experienced God’s goodness and powerful presence especially in challenging times. It is my firm conviction that God will accompany us as a team as we journey together towards ‘Becoming One’ and taking forward the GC calls.
Helena Kang  CJ

Helena Kang CJ

General Assistant
I was born in Seoul (South Korea) in 1966 and became a CJ member in 1990. I have been Provincial Assistant, Postulant mistress in the Korean Province and have taken part in the mission in Mongolia for 4 years. For the past two years, I have had the same jobs as local residents on the outskirts and have also worked with NGOs visiting undocumented immigrants in captivity. As a General Assistant, I believe in God’s time and His will in this era, and I intended to be faithful to my mission with a mission-oriented priority according to the message of the GC.
Anna  Quinterio CJ

Anna Quinterio CJ

General Assistant
I was born in Merate, in northern Italy, in 1961. I met Mary Ward and the spirituality of the Congregation in 1981. I worked in school as a music teacher and in prison too, I was part of the Raab group that helps prostituted women to regain hope and dignity. I had the joy of living 11 years of my life in Cuba where I experienced a beautiful intercultural community, I am very grateful for this important life experience. I had the joy of walking and accompanying two communities in the north of Italy (Vicenza and Rovereto) and of being part of the Provincial Council of the LEP, the Latin European Province, born from the merger of Romania and Italy. As Assistant General, I make my own the words written on Mary Ward’s tomb: love the poor, persevere in it, live, die and rise again with them!
Lucia  Boașă CJ

Lucia Boașă CJ

General Bursar
I was born 1973 in Bacău, 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 2016 I have been General Bursar of the Congregatio Jesu.
Františka  Sedláková CJ

Františka Sedláková CJ

General Secretary
I was 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