Community of Jesus’ Compassion (CJC)

Introduction to the community

Founded in the Diocese of Natal by a sister from the Community of the Holy Name in Zululand, CJC have been based in Newcastle and Ixopo. However, the sisters have now settled at New Hanover, which is half an hour’s drive from the cathedral at the city of Pietermaritzburg. The main work of the sisters is evangelising in the local parish, prison, Christian community radio station and children’s ministry. The Sisters care for few children now due to some constraints. On the 19th December 1998, the first professions within the community were received. The Community’s formal recognition by the Church of the Province of South Africa followed in 2000 with the first life professions. In 2006, Sister Thandi became the first nun in the diocese to be ordained to the stipendiary ministry.

Contact details

(mobile for Mother) 079 027 0393

Unit 1, 2 & 3 Kruisfontein, Old Main Road, New Hanover 2330, South Africa
PO Box 153, New Hanover 3230, South Africa

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Dino Gabriel



Mother Superior: Mother Londiwe CJC
Assumed office 8 January 2000

Assistant Superior: Revd Dr Sister Thandi CJC


Sister Yekisiwe
Sister Ntombi
Sister Zandile
Sister Nontokozo
Sister Thokozile
Sister Nqobile
Sister Mbali
Sister Thelma
Sister Ayanda
Sister Makhosazana
Sister Sibongile

Novices: 2