Basilian Sisters celebrate the Divine Liturgy with locals in their convent in the village of Berehy near Lviv. (photo: Ivan Chernichkin)
Since the restoration of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine with the unraveling of the Soviet Union, CNEWA has worked diligently to encourage vocations and foster the faith.
CNEWA has supported the studies of young men and women through the Ukrainian Catholic University, helping in the formation of future priests, religious and lay catechetical leaders. We have also provided funds to support, in particular, the formation of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great — the Basilian Sisters — and the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate.
Through these efforts and so many others — such as helping in the construction of chapels and churches, and offering prayerful spiritual support to eparchies and seminaries — we are nurturing a church that is continuing to grow. As one young priest told us last year, “the church isn’t to satisfy one’s personal needs — it’s about developing spiritually and building a community together.”
To help this community develop, call: 1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).