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Carmelite Convent in Albania

In February 2003, in Nenshat, Albania, the "Carmel of the Holy Family and Saint Michael" was formally consecrated. It is the first ever convent of the Discalced Carmelite Sisters in Albania.

It was Bishop Dodë Gjergji, who was at that time the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Sapa, where the convent is situated, who had first invited the Carmelite Sisters to come to Albania. He said at the time, "God wanted this convent, the Sisters agreed, and the benefactors helped – while many of the Catholic faithful of the region have actively helped it to become a reality. So for me this day is a day of joy."

The Sisters have not yet been able to complete all the work on their convent and have come to ACN donors for help.

Please click here to read more or to donate to this project.

Bring Hope to Refugees in Syria and IraqBaskets of Hope - Refugee Boy in Syria

Today innocent men, women and children in the Middle East are suffering and trapped in an unbearable situation.

We pray that you and your loved ones can once more open your hearts to the urgent needs of Christian refugees and offer them much needed hope.  A Basket of Hope filled with non-perishable food items, medicine and blankets will help our overwhelmed brothers and sisters in faith as they live through a harsh winter.  As of right now, supplies are running low.

Please give what you can and ask your family and friends to give as well.  Thank you. 

 

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Provide a Choir Enclosure for a Carmelite Convent in Albania
In February 2003, in Nenshat, Albania, the "Carmel of the Holy Family and Saint Michael" was formally consecrated. It is the first ever convent of the Discalced Carmelite Sisters in Albania.

An Embroidery Machine for Contemplative Sisters in Peru
There are just 16 priests ministering here in the 32 parishes of this vast territory. And there is also a shortage of catechists and religious Sisters to help them.

Spare Parts for the Half-Century Old Cars of Priests in Cuba
Will you give so that the priests of Cuba can purchase spare parts for their aged fleet of cars and so continue to use them in their ministry to the country's faithful?

Help Complete Renovation Work of the Roof of a Cathedral in Ukraine
Will you help Bishop Bernatsky complete this restoration work for his cathedral in Ukraine?

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