In preparation for the feast of Blessed Sister Marta Wiecka, Daughter of Charity in Ukraine, our Superior General, Father Gregory Gay, shared with us this good news that he received from Kiev:
Dear Father Gregory,
We greet you from Kiev! Thank you very much for your email, your prayers, and your greetings!
The pilgrimage to Śniatyn was a grace-filled time! God also gave us beautiful weather. The Archbishop of Lviv, to which Śniatyn belongs, was with us for both days. The number of pilgrims, around 600, was the highest recorded so far. There were lots of young people. The reliquary was blessed and the relics passed through the streets. They are now in Odessa. On 26 May, we are going to begin a two-year pilgrimage in the eastern part of the country, in the war zone. The first place where the relics will be on view will be the public square of the city of Mariupol, a port city where the separatist attacks are intensifying. Tents house a place of ecumenical prayer for Orthodox, Protestants, Catholics, etc. We feel Blessed Marta Wiecka’s presence there. Through her intercession, we will pray for peace.
We accompany you, as well as the Sisters who are participating in the General Assembly!
God bless you!