+Sr M Celestine Kelly

2017-05-19 all-day

kelly_celestineAnniversary of +Sr M Celestine Kelly (1974) – interred in a cemetery near Radar Kawng, Myanmar (Burma)

At the early age of thirty-one she was taken ill with acute cerebral malaria which caused her death a week later.  She died on her feastday, May 19, 1954 and was buried in Tangpre cemetery.  In 1994 when the government authorities ordered the transfer of religious to a new cemetery near Radar Kawng, the bishop of Myitkyina had her remains exhumed and re-interred there. Sister Mary Celestine is remembered as a very gentle and kind person, yet strong in mind and will and a generous missionary who loved Burma and its people.


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