When the first Infant Jesus Sisters came to Singapore in 1854, it was a British Straits Settlement along with Malacca and Penang. With great faith and trust in God’s Providence, the Sisters answered the call to come out to the East to provide education for girls who were deprived of such a privilege.
In the early days in Singapore, the Sisters dedicated themselves to giving a holistic education to the girls under their charge. They also opened an orphanage to take care of the abandoned children left at the gate. In 1965, Singapore became an independent nation. However, the Provinces of Malaysia and Singapore remained as one Province until 1988.
Today the Sisters, together with their lay partners, are involved in ministries offering human and spiritual formation.
To read about the Infant Jesus Sisters in Singapore, click on this link: www.chij-sisters.org
2019 Celebration thanking God for 165 years of IJS Mission in Singapore.
Sisters with the IJ Board of Management join Principals, staff, students and alumni of CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent in their 85th Anniversary celebration.
Sr Jocelyn with the Management Committee of the IJ Homes and Children’s Centres.
Sr Celine and Sr Teresa with staff and children from the IJ Village and Galilee Centre on a Learning Journey to CHIJMES (our first Convent at Victoria Street), co-facilitated by our lay partners.
Sr. Agnes teaching English to an 18yr old student from Guangzhou, China.
Sr Agatha and students at Mass celebrating Catholic Education Day.
Sr Julia teaching a young person with special needs how to wash his hands thoroughly at the Centre.
Sr Elizabeth comforting a patient at Assisi Hospice.
Sr Joan tutoring a pupil and affirming her qualities.
Sisters Elsie, Jocelyn and Simone assist fellow sisters and other elderly people in care homes.
Sr Pauline supporting and visiting people who are house-bound.
Sr Christine with happy parents at their baby’s blessing.
In the Philippines, Neriza empowering mothers to help their children.
Sr Celine with the Life Direction Team, an ecumenical and inclusive community of spiritual directors.
Sr Maria with leaders of our ten religions in Singapore gathered in the Catholic Church to celebrate Christmas.