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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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The Church in Ukraine still suffers to this day from the consequences of the Soviet persecution. Many of the Church properties that were confiscated by …

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.’”

Support Contemplative Religious Sisters in Ukraine

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Ten years ago the Congregation of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara founded a convent in in the town of Burshtyn in West Ukraine. It seemed an almost impossible task at the time, since the Sisters had to start from nothing. Thanks to their perseverance and their deep trust in God, their great dream finally became reality.

30 years ago, the Berlin Wall fell, raising hopes of many millions—ACN was there

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Father Werenfried wanted to ensure that the Western world knew what was happening in the East. He preached hundreds of sermons on the situation of the persecuted Church, giving a voice to the voiceless.

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.”

Aid for the Life and Ministry of Redemptorist Sisters in Ukraine

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In the 1930s, a dozen girls from Ukraine began preparations for the country’s first-ever Redemptorist convent, but its opening was delayed indefinitely by the outbreak …

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.”

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Words of Comfort and Hope

“This brief note is to let you know that we, the monks in Sri Lanka, are praying for the whole world every day from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm before the Blessed Sacrament. And as we pray for the whole world, we have not forgotten you at ACN; you and your loved ones are also remembered in a special way. We pray that the Good Lord may protect you, your loved ones from this pandemic as we believe in a God who is good.”