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Repair and Renovate a Convent in Ukraine

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The (Ukrainian-rite) Greek-Catholic congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is a thriving community which enjoys a number of young vocations. The congregation was founded …

In Ukraine, serving at bedside, a priest brings God’s love to COVID-19 patients

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“I tell them that Jesus Christ is very close to them in their suffering, for he suffered some of the same symptoms as those fighting the disease; he too struggled to breathe.”

In Ukraine, women religious are on the frontline in battle against COVID-19

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“I know that many people are praying for us, for the doctors and all the staff, and we are very grateful for this. Please continue to pray for us, so that we do not lose our strength.”

Complete a Parish Center in Ukraine

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Decades later, the Church in Ukraine still feels the impact of Soviet persecution. Many confiscated Church properties have not been returned, and those that have …

Finish Accommodations for Pilgrims at the Shrine of Berdychiv in Ukraine

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The image of Mary in Berdychiv’s Carmelite Monastery and Church is a shrine for Ukraine’s Catholics. The monastery and its attached church were originally built in 1630 by the family of a Polish nobleman, who also donated the image of Mary. Since then, it has drawn large numbers of Catholic faithful, who lay their cares and concerns at the feet of the Mother of God. One of the shrine’s most significant moments was its crowning by the local bishop in 1998, with a crown blessed by Pope John Paul II.

In Ukraine, ‘the future of the Church is the family living with God’

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“The birth rate currently stands at 1.38. It needs to be 2.1 simply to replace the present generation. Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, summed up the problem very well, saying: ‘there is a lack of hope in society and a lack of love in families.’”

In Crimea, the poor are getting poorer—faith-based summer camps bring ray of hope

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“Many families cannot afford to go on holiday. However, the risk of becoming addicted to computers, the internet, drugs or alcohol is particularly high for children and adolescents who spend their holidays on the streets, bored.”

In Ukraine, ‘people are yearning for oases of peace’ as conflict with Russia drags on

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“My impression is that the young people who discover this community for themselves no longer want to leave their country, in spite of all the difficulties. They want to remain and make a difference.”

Longing for peace, Christians in need celebrate Christmas with quiet joy

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“CHRISTMAS is the celebration of the longing for our better self, for the heaven we search for in vain here on Earth, and for the carefree life that exists only in heaven.”

Suffering Church in Ukraine needs care for the soul

Ukraine: ‘most important mission of the Church is to bring God to the people’

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“More than anything, the mission of the Church is to bring God to the people and proclaim the truth to them. We should not only give them bread and forget the soul. It is not enough to just do good deeds, we should not cheat the people of the grace necessary for their salvation.”

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