We were delighted to spend time in companionship with the FCJ sisters who worked with our young people reinforcing the Gospel messages through the FCJ values. Pupils and staff were reminded that every individual who is a member of our school is part of the wider FCJ community. We have shared values and with this a shared responsibility to be good stewards of the earth.
The religious sisters spent some time sharing their vocation stories with our pupils. The FCJ values were revisited; the global work of the FCJ communities were highlighted; and links were made between our school values and their work for the care of our common home. The sisters explained why their presence at COP 26 was important: as people of faith, we should strive to do good work to care for the environment.
Companionship is central to all the work that FCJ communities do. As companions, both children and staff were encouraged to walk alongside our neighbour, to accompany and be present with and for them as we build a sustainable world.
“May God always be with you and direct all your deeds”
Marie Madeleine, JCJ Foundress