On the Feast of the Epiphany fourteen native boys, chosen from amongst the many who spontaneously altered their services, were placed under the care of an experienced missionary who will train them with a view to their ordination as priests. When ordained they will engage in the ministry in their native district of eastern Burma, near the borders of China, Indio-China and Siam.
This step has been taken after due consideration of the urgent need of native clergy and the excellent results already obtained by trained catechists of both sexes. In fact, among the many orphans to whom missionaries have given a solid Christian education religious vocations are not lacking.
During the past twenty-five years there has been an increase of 10,000 Christians in this area and thirty-one orphanages have been opened.