Josephine, Kay Thi Oo, the first Myanmar Infant Jesus sister, professed her first vows at the Church of St Francis Xavier, Thanlyin, Yangon on Tuesday 3rd November 2015.
The ceremony began with a procession of about 10 local priests including Fr Matthew, Josephine’s uncle, followed by her parents and siblings who gave her away. Among the two hundred and fifty who were present to join in the celebration of the first profession of Josephine, the first IJ sister who was born in Myanmar, were religious from different congregations, as well as Infant Jesus Sisters from Ireland-England,Thailand and Singapore. Srs Maria Lau and Noreen McGrath represented the Central Team.
Josephine’s peers from Pyinya Sanyae Institute of Education (PSIE) sang with pride and gratitude as they witnessed one from their ranks being called and responding in faith.
It was a touching moment when Josephine knelt down before her parents, kissed their feet and received their blessing before pronouncing her vows.
This event marks the beginning of a new phase for the IJ Myanmar Mission. The harvest is indeed great and we trust that the Lord will send more workers into the field.