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LWST - St. Therese of the Child Jesus



1.    Foundation of the Association

    The Little Way Sisters of St. Therese was founded in June by His Grace Coadjutor, Archbishop Nicholas Mang Thang of Mandalay Archdiocese and the late Miss Mary Dooham.   The Foundress of the Little Way Association in London, as co-founder. The Convent was blessed by the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Luigi Bressan on 11 November 1996. It was officially opened at Kalaymyo on the 1st of June 1997 with 46 Aspirants.

2.    Charism of the association
    The Charism of the Association is that of a Semi-contemplative Community whose members, live a life of childlike confidence in God like St. Therese.

3.    Purpose of the association

    They would be missionaries themselves and pray for missionaries and in particular for Priests and Priestly vocation; and promote among girls, especially through Eucharistic Adoration.

4.    Mission
    The involvement of the Little Way Sisters in Mission is to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God and to continue the work of  salvation  for which Jesus was sent by the Father. The Little Way Sisters of St. Therese are to be truly missionaries in their prayers; that God will open the hearts of all to hear the Gospel and that He will send many workers into His harvest, following the example of St. Therese, and also by being active workers themselves. They are to go wherever they are sent especially where they are most needed, to the most abandoned, the most unreceptive to the Good News of Jesus the Savior.

5.    Motto
    "Do Little Things with great love."

6.    Three foundation of  the Little Way
    (1)    Love
    (2)    Humility
    (3)    Confidence

7.    A  Brief  and Summarized Statistical
    Report
    Aspirants    =    8
    Postulants    =    15
    First year Novice    =    7
    Second year Novices    =    15
    Finally Professed Sisters    =      113
    Temporarily Professed Sisters    =    50
  
At present,
There are 13 Convents in Hakha Diocese, 7 Convents in Kalay Diocese, 2 Convents in the Archdiocese of Yangon, 1 in the Archdiocese of Mandalay and one in Manila, Philippines.