A strong desire for holiness

About

I was born in 1985 in Hakha, ChinState, Myanmar. I have ten members in my family. I am very proud of my family. Though we have a big family, my parents tried to provide whatever we needed. From when I was young, our family moved from township to township because my father is a government law officer. Very early in my life, I received the Catholic faith from my parents, even though our neighbours are non-Christians. Both of my parents are very active in charitable work and parish work. They taught us catechism and at the same time to respect other religions. When I was a young girl, I loved reading biographies of Saints. From that time on, I wanted to become a very holy person. 

In Good Shepherd

When I had graduated from the Dagon University, I joined a ‘come and see’ vocation program at Yangon Good Shepherd Convent in 2005.  I entered the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in 2006.  During my formation years, the mission, the Charism and the spirit of the Good Shepherd attracted me so much.  I was particularly drawn to it when we the candidates were sent out into the streets for exposure experience, in order to see the realities of people in our society, especially oppressed women and children.  These experiences made me more attracted to continue to respond to my call.  I made my first profession in 15 March 2014.

The Challenges

I was assigned to Dala Nursery located at the opposite side of the Yangon River.  I go there daily, crossing the river by boat. I enjoy working with the children. Sometimes, I feel hopeless because some of their parents refuse to cooperate.  I am challenged when I see the children having not enough food, good environment, cleaning water and good education, and the children suffering from family problems and domestic violence.

The Inspiration

I love my calling and I wish to dedicate myself more, especially for those who are rejected by the society.

Projects

150 years of Good Shepherd Sisters in Myanmar 1866-2016

150 years of Good Shepherd Sisters in Myanmar 1866-2016

In 1866 St Mary Euphrasia sent sisters to Myanmar to begin a Good Shepherd foundation. A year of preparation culminates in celebrations to mark this happy occasion

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region

Good Shepherd Nurseries for children in Myanmar

Good Shepherd Nurseries for children in Myanmar

The sisters in Yangon offer nursery care for the many 'at risk' small children near their convent