Missionaries Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC) stick to their mission in Myanmar Sr.Julie Mate,

Missionaries Sisters of Mary Help of Christians (MSMHC) stick to their mission in Myanmar Sr.Julie Mate, MSMHC is the first Indian nun of the congregation to venture to Kalay Diocese of Chin State Myanmar at the behest of Bishop Felix Lian Khen Thang, the bishop of Kalay. Sr.Jeni joined her in 2019. The first community started in 2017 at Kalay with Sr.Julie Mate from India, Sr.Mary Niang and Sr.Simona Golnam of Myanmar who were trained in India. The diocese owned hostel for university girls was given to them to run. Two sisters now man the institution which is closed now due to COVID pandemic. Photo shows Sr.Julie Mate (extreme right) with her two companions along with visitors from overseas and two local leaders in Tedim, Chin State The second house was in Tedim town where a plot was bought for them and a house was built to start a Kinder Garden school. Sr.Jeni came back to India in February 2020 to renew her Visa but due to COVID pandemic lockdown, she could not go back and eventually got appointed at Retreat House. From India, its Sr.Julie Mate alone who stays in Tedim township under Tedim Parish. She and her companions, Sr.Bibiana Haolet and Sr.Sabina Kim run a small Kinder Garden School but now it is closed due to COVID restrictions. The way forward at this point of time is disappointing due to the political disturbance, on top of which they have to battle the pandemic. One sister has tested positive for COVID and is being isolated in her room. The Little Way Sisters of St.Teresa founded by former bishop of Kalay, Bishop Nicholas Mangthang has lost one of their sisters to COVID pandemic. She was preparing for her Final Profession.

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