Church of Immaculate Conception

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Leon Moindrot, the hero of the church Feb 03, 2017
On my early morning walk i thought i would pass by and take a look at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. At 7 am young people were being led out of one of the nearby buildings to attend a service inside the church, probably they lived on the large compound. It is one if the oldest churches in Pyin Oo Lwin with the construction beginning in 1906 but it was not consecrated until 1913 when Father Leon Moindrot arrived. He ministered the church for the rest of his life until he died in 1951 and you will see his grave in the church grounds along with a bust of his head. He was responsible for forming St. Anthony's Society which was dedicated for helping the sick and visiting hospitals. The neighbouring Tamil School was founded by the church in 1936 but became a State Middle high School when it was nationalised in 1966. If you visit the Clergy house you can see many photographs of the church illustrating it.
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