Infant Jesus Sisters, Singapore

(founded in France, 1662, established in Singapore 1854)


  Welcome to the CHIJ Singapore sisters' website.
  May you find inspiration, hope and courage in our history and  our spirituality.

Who we are

We are an international group of Catholic Religious Sisters serving in 4 continents, desiring to centre ourselves in God, following Christ by dedicating ourselves in total abandonment to the proclamation of the Good News. 

IJ Story

Our Foundation

Expansion to Malaya and beyond

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Our thrust and direction

"Choose Life: Giving shape to our Vision"as clay in the potter's hands" Jer 13:6 -  is our direction for the next six years as we allow the Spirit to guide us. 

Our Thrust and Direction.
Our Vision Statement 


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Founder - Bl Nicolas Barre

A man of deep faith and contemplative vision, he founded the Infant Jesus Sisters to respond to the poor, in a spirit of abandonment and trusting in God's Providence.

An Ordinary Man
Time Line and Celebration of his life
A lay person's perspective of him
Hymn  and Novena to Fr Barre 

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Mother Mathilde

Responding to the call to start education for girls in the East, she left France with a few sisters on this mission. 

Her vision, faith, courage and endurance led her to set up a school for girls within ten days of her arrival in Singapore.  

A brief life history

A pioneer in education, a call to serve

Remembering her 

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