Ukraine: from contemplative silence to hosting and helping refugees

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has just approved an emergency relief package for Latin Rite female congregations involved in charity work in the Archdiocese of Lviv, such as the Benedictines of Solonka, who opened the doors of their contemplative monastery to refugees. The contemplative Benedictines of Solonka, near Lviv in Ukraine, are used […]

Burundi – “Mothers” of Reconciliation

The Carmelite Missionary Sisters in Burundi Burundi, one of the smallest countries in Africa, has been going through a social and political crisis since 2015. This country, with a 94% Christian population, has received help in these difficult times from a number of different communities of religious sisters. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) […]

Project of the Week—Support for Contemplative Sisters in Peru

Support for the apostolate of 16 contemplative Sisters in southern Peru, in the apostolic prelature of Ayaviti. Peru, the third largest country in South America, has been severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Although the country responded as early as March 2020 with a range of restrictions, nevertheless, one year later there were already over […]

Project of the Week: Support for Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Translation for social: Contemplative Carmelite Sisters in DRC have devoted their lives to praying for the world.  Through decades of civil war and ongoing violence, they pray especially for the young seminarians nearby that they may have the strength to carry out their vocations.  Though the people of Malole are so happy and grateful to have the Sisters and the convent near to them where they can attend Mass, they are too poor to support them.  See how ACN is stepping to help in our project of the week!

ACN Project of the Week – Angola

Angola Subsistence aid for Dominican Sisters   Thirty-four Dominican Sisters in Benguela pray the canonical hours 7 hours a day. Their prayers rise up for the Church and for all of humanity. These contemplative nuns live secluded from the world and in poverty, but say, “We are aware of the greatness of our calling. In […]

ACN Project of the Week for Contemplative Carmelites in Bolivia

  Bolivia Success Story: renovation of the Carmelite convent in Reyes The Carmelite convent in the small town of Reyes, in northwest Bolivia, was founded in 1979 by eight Spanish Carmelite Sisters. The bishop at the time would never have dared hope that one day a congregation of contemplative nuns would settle here, in this […]

Journey with ACN – Brazil

JOURNEY WITH ACN is our Friday newsletter which will be regularly posted to our blog.   Our weekly newsletter was designed to provide us with an opportunity to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world – and with some of the projects we have been able to realize together with […]