Strong sense of vocation

About

I was born in Yangon, Myanmar. Among four siblings, I am the eldest. Both of my parents are school teachers.  My parents were living in the Parish Church compound when I was born. I would say that from very beginning of my life, I was closely in touch with the places and people of Catholic faith.

When I was three years old, the Good Shepherd Sisters started their pastoral ministry in my parish church, teaching catechism, leading church choir and working with the parish’s associations.

In Good Shepherd

My first catechism teachers were Good Shepherd Sisters. I was attracted by their dedication and their loving and joyful presence among us. As a young girl, I thought of becoming a Good Shepherd Sister one day and I was so sure of my call to Good Shepherd vocation at that young age. Later, in order to get to know more about the Congregation and the community life, I regularly joined ‘come and see’ vocation programs and stayed with the sisters during weekends.

After having completed my studies, I entered the Congregation in 1994 and made my first profession in 1999.

The Challenges

As a Good Shepherd Sister, I have been involved in different Good Shepherd ministries with women and children.  In my third year as a temporary professed sister, I expressed my desire to go for a foreign mission. I was then sent to the Philippines to do my Theological studies in order to prepare for my future mission.  In December 2010, I was missioned to the Mother House in Angers to work in the Congregational Spirituality Centre. Although I was there for only a year, the experience of working in the Spirituality team was very enriching. Being in the Mother House made me feel more imbued with the spirit and zeal of Saint Mary Euphrasia. 

Currently, I am involved in Good Shepherd Healthcare Ministry working with the poor and the sick. My significant ministry experience includes working with people living with HIV/AIDS. It is really a challenge for me to be a true Good Shepherd to these people who are most neglected and discriminated in our society in many ways.

The Inspiration

In order to help people more effectively, I am networking with interfaith healthcare groups, Church and ecumenical, Government and non-Government healthcare organizations.  I am a founding member and EC member of Myanmar Interfaith Network on HIV/AIDS (MINA). The collaboration with them for the same goal enables me to encounter God also in and through the people of different faiths.

 

Projects

Facilitation as a way of life

Facilitation as a way of life

In organizing a session, workshop or meeting, who do you look for to facilitate the event? This article may give you some good ideas....

Talitha Kum South East and East Asia Conference

Talitha Kum South East and East Asia Conference

This network of Religious Congregations against trafficking in persons held its annual conference in Hua Hin, Thailand from 13 - 15 November 2017

Sisters in Vietnam hold a Sector Assembly

Sisters in Vietnam hold a Sector Assembly

All 27 sisters from three communities attended their Sector Assembly, held from 29 April to 1 May 2017 at the Novitiate house in Vinh Long

Learning the Art of Skilled Facilitation

Learning the Art of Skilled Facilitation

16 participants from many provinces of Asia Pacific responded to the call to learn the skills of facilitation at a workshop held in Ipoh, Malaysia from 31 March to 8 April

Grant Proposal Writing & Presentation workshops

Grant Proposal Writing & Presentation workshops

Good Shepherd Mission Partners gathered in Singapore from 8 countries to participate in dynamic training workshops in Grant Proposal Writing and Presentation

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

Care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS

Care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS

Myanmar has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in Asia. The sisters offer a holistic support program, particularly for women and children

Asia Pacific Intercontinental Assembly 2014

Asia Pacific Intercontinental Assembly 2014

Asia Pacific Intercontinental Assembly 2014 was held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from 6-17 October 2014