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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 […]