Over 3000 people join prayer vigil to heal crises in Myanmar and India

14 June 2021
An image of the leaders of the virtual prayer vigil organised by Jesuit Mission for Myanmar and India. Image: Jesuit Mission Australia/Supplied


On 2 June, Jesuit Mission Australia hosted an online Prayer Vigil for Myanmar and India with religious and lay leaders from around the world.

Over 3000 people joined the 30 minute Prayer Vigil, standing (virtually) in solidarity together to pray for healing and peace for the two nations in crisis.

“I am deeply moved by the strong response of the global community and thankful to our leaders of the Vigil, for working together to promote such a powerful expression of faith. It’s a long road ahead for our sisters and brothers in Myanmar and India, and we all must extend our support and continue to accompany them through the power of prayer,” said Helen Forde, CEO of Jesuit Mission.

The leaders of the Prayer Vigil included:

  • Fr Tony Moreno SJ, President of Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP),
  • Fr Quyen Vu SJ, Provincial of Australia
  • Fr Santosh Minj SJ, Provincial of Hazaribag
  • Fr Stany D’Souza SJ, President of Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA)
  • Fr Jun Viray SJ, Provincial of the Philippines
  • Sch. P.V. Joseph Buan Sing SJ, Burmese Jesuit Scholastic based in Rome
  • Sr Britto Madassery SCSC, Snehadeep Holy Cross Residential School, India
  • Anna O’Halloran, Chair, Jesuit Mission Maytime Fair Committee
  • Gillian Donoghue, Development Officer of Myanmar Jesuit Mission and
  • Niang Mun Ciin (Mun Pi), Myanmar Jesuit Mission.

As the international development organisation of the Australian Jesuit Province, Jesuit Mission has proudly accompanied the marginalised to live full and free lives for 70 years.

Today Jesuit Mission works in over 15 countries across Asia and Africa to uphold the innate dignity of people living with the effects of poverty.

To watch the Prayer Vigil visit https://jesuitmission.org.au/3000-join-prayer-vigil/

With thanks to Jesuit Mission Australia.


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