As Myanmar people face fear and terror under military rule, courageous religious sisters are carrying out charity work to help the vulnerable and most in need by showing solidarity, love and care. Source: UCA News.
The Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition joined Buddhist monks to reach out to fire victims in Mandalay, the country’s second-largest city, on April 14.
About 30 houses in a predominantly Muslim community were damaged in a fire that broke out early on April 13. The sisters provided food and other essential items to victims while giving moral support.
On April 4, they visited others affected by a fire on the outskirts of Mandalay. The sisters provided food items, blankets, tarpaulins and medical aid to nearly 500 people from 130 households while comforting them.
The charitable works of SJA have been supported by generous donors who provided contributions for the most in need people.
Fires have broken out frequently in recent days in several places including local administration offices and areas of Yangon and Mandalay, especially at night or dawn. A night-time curfew is in place from 8pm to 4am. It is unclear how the fires started.
In a situation of political turmoil, poverty and traumatisation due to the February 1 military coup, religious sisters have stepped up with charitable and humanitarian service.
They have also played a significant role in the nationwide anti-coup protests by marching in the streets, praying at convents and standing before churches to express their solidarity with the people of Myanmar.
Myanmar nuns in brave mission for the needy (UCA News)