The first Jesuits to live in Burma were Portuguese who came in the 17th century to the Kingdom of Arakan (Mrauk-U). During modern times, American Jesuits arrived in 1957 until their expulsion by General Ne Win in 1966.
The present Myanmar Jesuit Mission began in September 1997 with the establishment of St. Aloysius Gonzaga English Learning Institute in Taunggyi with 150 students.
The Jesuit Novitiate opened on 1 June 1999. Currently Fr Mark Raper is the Myanmar Mission Superior from December 2010.