“On behalf of my Sisters, and on my own behalf, I would like to thank you sincerely for your constant prayers for us, for your financial support, and also for your interest in us and all that is happening in Ukraine.
“Time flies, it is almost two years now that the war in our land has been going on. Everyone in this country is tired of living in uncertainty and stress. Many people have also lost their loved ones. To some extent, each of us (everyone) experiences here a life of `getting used to and adjusting to the realities. It has been tiring and difficult for a long time because it is a life of constant stress (more or less) and uncertainty. We help people in various ways. Where we can, we bring material help (thanks to the support you give us) or we buy things that people need to keep alive. We talk to people, we listen to their stories, and there are many stories, and we keep on praying, believing that God in his goodness will enable an end to this war and a just peace.
“For the last two weeks, there have been prolonged air raid warnings all over Ukraine, and with these come difficulties: city transport stops running, shops are closed, and, if there are lessons in the schools, then the children with the teachers and kindergarten children with supervisors (like our sisters in Kolomyia) run to shelters and sit until the warning ends (from 2 to 5 hours)…
“…Despite all these difficulties and fears (for example: being without light and heat) we try to live in inner peace, plan for the future and be grateful to God for every day we live.”
As we approach the January 27 Feast Day of our foundress, St. Angela Merici, we are asking for gifts in Angela’s honor to our Ukrainian Relief fund. Your tax-deductible gift will be forwarded directly to the Ursulines working to alleviate suffering in Ukraine as well as on the borders with Poland and Slovakia. After you click the Donate Now link to our secure donation page, select Ukraine Relief on the dropdown box. Please be as generous as you can.