Ukraine – Our convents have become refugee centres

Sisters of Saint Joseph in Lviv Millions of people have had to flee their homes to save themselves and their children, abandoning the regions of the east and south of Ukraine and heading west. According to recent figures by The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), almost four million people have crossed the borders […]

Project of the Week: Mass Offerings and Support sent to the Brazilian Amazon

Mass Offerings for priests and support for religious Sisters in the Amazonian diocese of Humaitá, Brazil  The diocese of Humaità is situated in northwest Brazil, in the state of Amazonas. It covers a vast area of over 136,000 km² (larger than Greece), but sparsely populated with only 135,000 inhabitants. Around 55,000 of these people are concentrated in the city of Humaità itself, while the rest […]

ACN-Projects of the week – India – Help for the formation of 15 novices Sisters

India Help for the formation of 15 novices of the Holy Spirit Sisters   The Holy Spirit Sisters are a congregation founded in 1950 in Germany. They work above all in pastoral care and their role is to support the priests in their work. Right from the start it was the desire of their founder […]

ACN Project of the Week – Supporting Sisters in Ukraine

Ukraine Subsistence support for 35 Sisters in Ukraine The 35 religious Sisters of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Kiev belong to 6 different religious communities and are involved in a wide range of different activities, performing outstanding works of service.   They prepare children for their First Holy Communion and First Confession, they lead […]

Project of the Week in DR Congo

 There is one elderly French Sister – the last one, the rest are Congolese. While asked by ACN delegation what was their charisma,she replied “we search for God in simplicity and love in every time.” Democratic Republic of Congo Thanks to you, they are living by the work of their hands! In the middle of […]

ACN Project of the Week – Water in Kinshasa

Democratic Republic of the Congo A spring welling up in glorious Kinshasa Following a chronic shortage of water that threatened their survival,  a contemplative community of religious Sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)  are looking forward to a new future ensured by a new well. “We didn’t know how we were going to […]

Project of the Week in Peru and Bolivia

Peru and Bolivia Support for religious sisters caring for the poor and elderly The congregation of the “Hermanitas de los Ancianos Desamparados” (“Little Sisters of the Helpless Elderly”) was founded in Spain in 1873 to help poor, helpless and abandoned elderly people who had no one else to care for them. Today the congregation has no […]

ACN Project of the Week – in Ecuador

Ecuador Help to renovate the convent of the Poor Clares   The town of San Miguel is situated in central western Ecuador, in the province of Bolívar, the name translates into Saint Michael (the Archangel). Since 1902 the town of San Miguel has had a Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, including a […]

ACN Project of the Week in Mexico

Thanksgiving from Mexico  Sisters thank you for your support   The territorial prelature of Jesus Maria del Nayar covers an area of 25,000 km² in the highlands of central western Mexico – an area more than half the size of Switzerland. And yet, the widely scattered population numbers only about 135,000. The majority, approximately 120,000, […]

ACN Project of the Week – Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo   Housing for those who provide dignity Already one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been thrown still further into destitution and chaos by the continuing violence and armed conflict throughout the country.   A lack of security and political instability have left […]