The Congregatio Jesu has elected a new Vicar General and General Assistants

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The General Congregation of the Congregatio Jesu has now elected a new Vicar General and three other General Assistants. After further days of prayer, discernment and consultation, following on from the election of the new General Superior, Sister Veronica Fuhrmann on 29 August, the members of the General Congregation have elected (assistants in alphabetical order):

  • Sr Estela Clara Grignola from Argentina, a member of the Amerindian Province as the Vicar General
  • Sr Anna Quinterio from Italy, a member of the Latin European Province (LEP) as General Assistant
  • Sr Helena Kang from South Korea, a member of the Korean Province as General Assistant
  • Sr Pratima Pinto from India, a member of the Delhi Province as General Assistant

The new General Assistants will complete the leadership team around Sr Veronica Fuhrmann, the new General Superior of the Congregatio Jesu taking over from Sr Jane Livesey. The new Vicar General and General Assistants take over from Sr Elena Gatica Romero, Vicar General, (Chile – Amerindian Province), Sr Elisabeth Kampe (Germany – Middle European Province), Sr Prisca Vadakepoondikulam (India – Patna Province) and Sr Cecilia Yeom Jaeyoung (South Korea – Korean Province).

The leadership team will settle into the Generalate house of the congregation in Via Nomentana in Rome during the coming months.

We warmly welcome our new General Leadership team and ask you to accompany them with your prayers.

With the new General Leadership team now in place, the remaining week of the General Congregation will focus on discerning and articulating the mission priorities of the CJ during the coming years.


At 17.15 CET (Rome time) on Saturday 3 September we will celebrate a liturgy to commemorate our deceased members. You can follow the liturgy and pray with us online. You can join the livestream on our YouTube channel:

Those who would like to follow the liturgy but cannot attend the livestream, will find a recording of the liturgy shortly after its conclusion by following the same link:

Carla Bellone