It is important to understand the background of the Community of Jesus. It began with two laywomen who met at an Episcopal church in 1958. You probably already know that. However, it is necessary to understand all of it—not just the glossy marketing flyer version.

Cay & Judy were influenced by Mother Basilea Schlink. They developed a following throughout the East Coast. Their influence affected a couple other religious communities and how those groups were run, having particular influence over a private boarding school in Canada.

These are their stories.

To read their history, click on the name of each organization below or in the sidebar:

Research on the history of these organizations comes from several different resources, including: