The Province of Myanmar is the largest Province of the Congregation and it is still growing fast! The Province has extended its mission to the Philippines and to Singapore. In Myanmar alone there are 33 communities including 18 sisters in Formation. Deprived of institutions, the option of the poor is a priority. The Sisters live like the poor, with the poor, for the people.
The work of Evangelization is carried out through
- personal contacts,
- home visits,
- caring for orphaned children, located in 6 orphanages,
- the care for the the sick and the elderly through their 7 dispensaries,
- the Sisters run 4 HIV/AIDS Centres with a Sister who supervises a Community Based Programme for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care.
Education is a mission very dear to the Sisters in Myanmar. The Sisters run some 20 boarding schools and 14 Nursery classes. They also give private lessons to students at different levels – youth, adults including Buddhist Monks
The mission in the Chin Hills is very difficult. The Sisters run clinics or dispensaries where doctors cannot be available. Sisters go to a city or town to buy medicines, to be given free of charge to the sick who are very poor. Few who can pay back in kind such as vegetables or eggs from their farm.
The Sisters depend entirely on Divine Providence. They follow in the footsteps of the Foundress, St Emilie, who had sent her sisters to the missions, saying:
Go and with what you have and will receive do all the good you can. St Emilie de Vialar
Young Sisters in Formation during a Biblical Session in Kalemyo and Yangon