June 20, 2017 Sister Leona Kathryn Trudich, OSBM of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province, Uniontown, PA, USA was called home to the Lord in the 97th year of her life, having lived 81 years in the monastery.
“God grant her Eternal Memory!”
The Basilian Sisters Governance Commission met at the Generalate in Rome from June 5 to 9, 2017. Members of the Commission once again reviewed the X General Chapter’s mandates, shared their impressions and findings gleaned during the presentations of possible governance models in our provinces, Vice Provinces and Delegatures.
+His Beatitude, Major Archbishop emeritus Lubomyr Cardinal Husar of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church passes into eternity
After living 84 years, many of them dedicated to demanding and tireless work, His Beatitude Lubomyr Cardinal Husar, Major Archbishop Emeritus of Kyiv-Halyc. in the UGCC entered the heavenly kingdom for his eternal reward. He was a wise Father, who appealed to the conscious of Ukrainians, as well as others, sharing deep wisdom and always bringing and instilling a spirit of peace.
June 1, 2017 Sister Leonora Irene Kondrach, OSBM of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province, Uniontown, PA, USA was called home to the Lord in the 89th year of her life, having lived 71 years in the monastery.
As peacefully and quietly as she lived, so was Sister Leonora’s departure from this life into the embrace of the Lord in the evening of the first of June. Her gentle spirit, her quiet ways and her sweet smile are how one will always remember her.
Sister Lydia Anna Sawka, Vicar General, visited our Sisters in Brazil and Argentina during the months of March and April 2017, as requested to assist with Canonical Visitations by Mother Dia Stasiuk, General Superior. In Brazil the Sisters of the Delegature of St. Macrina have their main monastery and novitiate in Curitiba. They have two other homes, one in Canoinhas and the other in Reserva. Although there are only 10 Sisters in the Delegature, they have a variety of ministries and some work in service-related jobs to provide for the financial needs of the Sisters.
Maу 18, 2017 Sister Jean Maria Cihota, OSBM of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province, Uniontown, PA, USA was called home to the Lord in the 80th year of her life, having lived 61 years in the monastery.
Some last-minute preparations at the Pastoral Center in Phoenix, Ariz., would be the last joyful and loving service Sr. Jean Marie would offer in the long list of her missions as a Sister of St. Basil. It was from that place that Jesus called her to Himself on Thursday evening, the 18th of May.