A Car for Dominican Sisters in Belarus
In 1992, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, three Dominican Sisters from Poland moved to Belarus and began their apostolate in the town of Baranovichi. Evidently, its example was powerful: the order has several local vocations, with no fewer than 18 Sisters hailing from Belarus and more young women waiting to join the order.
Today, Baranovichi is a city of 170,000 people, and the Sisters perform important duties for their parish. They are sacristans and parish clerks; they work with children and young adults, as well as the sick and elderly. Some hundred people attend their catechism classes; they ferry the frail to church or bring them Holy Communion. At Christmas, they prepare gifts for those in need.
The three Sisters in Belarus currently have only one car at their disposal, and it is 10 years old and increasingly unreliable. They urgently need a dependable vehicle: in addition to their ordinary pastoral duties, they travel hundreds of miles to other diocesan centers for retreats and ongoing formation sessions.
The Sisters cannot afford a new vehicle, so they have turned to ACN for help. Since they transport many things throughout Belarus, like their Christmas packages, a car with a larger trunk would be helpful. We have promised to help them with a contribution of $11,100.
Will you help the Dominican Sisters of Belarus with a vehicle to perform their ministry?
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