Separatists in Donetsk seized the Monastery of the Sisters Servants


#1

On Saturday, August 16th, it became known that the premises of the monastery of All Saints of Ukrainian people of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Donetsk is captured the separatists. Provincial Superior in Ukraine s. Boniface Dyakiv informed the Information Department of the UGCC. The separatists settled thier people there.

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#2

It is important to mention that these Eastern Catholic sisters, “…were not in the monastery. At the request Exarch of Donetsk Bishop Stefan (Meniok) they left Donetsk in July for safety reasons.”

I have little to no doubt that, had the sisters been in residence, they would have had to balance their safety with rendering aid.

The people settled there could either be refugees or soldiers being quartered. I can’t find info on which.

From their website: " SSMI is a congregation of Byzantine Catholic sisters that serve in ethnic Ukrainian and Ruthenian communities worldwide." Their vocation is to work among the poor and marginalized, ‘where they are needed the most.’

Pictures of the sisters:
ssmi-us.org/azcms/gallery.php

Wiki: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisters_Servants_of_Mary_Immaculate


#3

“God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” The “only” means to peace as given at Fatima is the collegial consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart by all Bishops led by Peter in their respective cathedrals at the same time in a solemn, public ceremony for the conversion of Russia. For our part, each is to “Pray the daily Rosary for peace.” We are to make the five First Saturdays of Reparation for affronts to the Immaculate Heart: Confession within the octave, Mass and Communion, and 15 minutes keeping her company afterwards meditating on the life of Christ, generally praying the Rosary.

“One day through the Rosary and the (brown wool Mt. Carmel) Scapular she (the Virgin Mary) will save the world.” --St. Dominic

Got your woolies on? :slight_smile:


#4

Where did you find this info? :scratching head:

According to Catholic.com: ( catholic.com/quickquestions/why-hasnt-the-pope-consecrated-russia-to-the-immaculate-heart ) , “Sr. Lucia dos Santos, the last surviving Fatima seer, assured the papal nuncio to Portugal that our Lady’s request for the consecration had been fulfilled.”

Indeedy-do!


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