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ACN Project of the Week – support for Sisters in Ukraine

Ukraine Support for the life and ministry of four Redemptorists Sisters in Lviv   In the 1930s a dozen or more Ukrainian girls travelled to Belgium to prepare for the foundation of the first Redemptorists convent in their home country of Ukraine. However, it was not until 80 years later that this dream was finally […]

Project of the Week: Help for the consecrated people in Siberia

  Russia /Siberia Support for the life and ministry of 63 religious sisters in the diocese of Saint Joseph   The diocese of Saint Joseph in Irkutsk, in eastern Siberia, is geographically speaking the largest diocese in the world. With an area of almost 10 million km² it is actually larger than the United States! […]

Bosnia – Two professions in the life of the Croat religious sister Marija Bešker

Bosnia The more people give, the greater their contentment   “She is stronger than Tito,” a doctor at the Trauma Surgery Unit of the Clinical Centre of the University of Sarajevo says. She is quick to retort, “Of course! President Tito is long dead and I – thank the Lord – am very much alive.” […]

Kazakhstan : ACN’s Success Story of the week !

ACN’s Success Story in Kazakhstan Furnishing run by religious sister’s home for abandoned and orphaned children   In the town of Kapshagay 60 or more children have found a new home in a centre run by Catholic nuns. For in practice they have no families of their own. All of them have experienced trauma and […]

Feature Story in Paraguay – Sisters go where priest rarely visit

Paraguay Sisters work where priests rarely visit  Tupãsy! Tupãsy? The Mother of Jesus is coming! These were the words spoken in Guarani to welcome the Missionary Sisters of the Teaching and Atoning Saviour. The people living in the remote villages of the Paraguayan department of Canindeyú at the border to the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and […]

Project of the Week – Helping elderly Sisters in Slovakia

Slovakia   Providing accommodations for elderly Sisters in Eastern Europe   The former Czechoslovakia was one of the countries in Eastern Europe where the Church was most brutally persecuted during the communist era. The Catholic faithful at that time were subject to repression and reprisals, many priests were imprisoned or sent to labour camps, the convents […]

Project of the Week: Bulgaria

Bulgaria Support for the apostolate of five Franciscan Sisters   Bulgaria is now a member of the European Union, but despite this, around a fifth of the 7.1 million or so inhabitants of this Southeast European nation still live in poverty.   In fact, one in 10 people are defined as living in “extreme poverty.” […]

Project of the Week – for Sisters in Guatemala

Guatemala A  house for the relious formation of Sisters  The Congregation of the Sisters of Martha and Mary was founded in 1979 in the diocese of Jalapa. In this very poor region of Guatemala, there is also a great shortage of priests, and the congregation was established partly  to counter the proliferation of religious sects. […]

Project of the Week: Self-sustaining poultry project in Tanzania

Tanzania  A self-sustaining poultry raising project for Sisters in Kisa   The parish of Kisa in the diocese of Mbeya was established in 1927. It has around 3,500 Catholic faithful, who are ministered to by two priests, five religious Sisters of the local congregation of Our Lady Queen of Apostles, and 25 catechists.   In 2009 the […]

Project of the Week : Invitation to support this project

Bulgaria Support for the life and work of religious Sisters   In the towns of Zitnitza and Rakovski, in the diocese of Plovdiv in the south of Bulgaria, there is a community of five Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Their congregation was founded in the 19th Century and is present today in 20 […]