In 1905, 4 Canossian Sisters from Singapore arrived in Melaka, Malaysia. They were invited by the Portuguese Mission of Macau for the care of the poor children in the field of Education .
Malaysia and Singapore were one Province, named St. Anthony’s Province until 1 January 1994 where Malaysia became a Province : Mater Dei Province of Malaysia.
At present, we are 32 Sisters. The youngest Sister being 35years of age and the oldest is 102 years. Our average age is 66 years old.
Interculturality in our community / Province
As Malaysians, it is inborn in us the value of interculturality because of the very nature of our country being multi-racial.
Therefore, to embrace interculturality as a way of life as Canossians in our community and Province, our acceptance of each other should go beyond the differences of race, culture, and language. St Magdalene calls us to intensify our fraternal communion to be WOMEN OF COMMUNION FOR THE SAKE OF THE MISSION.
Besides our Institutional Ministries : Kindergartens, Home for the Elderly Poor where we serve hand in hand with our lay partners , our new ministerial apostolic choices come under the umbrella of the dioceses of the Peninsular Malaysian Church initiated by the local Arch/Bishops.