March 7 - 11, 2016 - The Basilian Governance Commission held their third meeting hosted by the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province in their monastery in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA.
March 8, 2016 – On this Sunday the Mothers Prayers groups with their spiritual directors, including Sister Nazariya Mykhaylyuk, held their pilgrimage to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, where they processed with the icon “Blessed Mother – Door of Mercy” through the Holy Door of th Jubilee Year of Mercy and then proceeded to the Church Sancta Scala, where many prayed climbing the holy stairs on their knees.
March 5, 2016 – Rev. David Nazar, SJ was welcomed at the Generalate. Father David led a day of Spiritual Renewal for the Sisters.
On March 3, 2016 a special Hierarchal Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Basilica of Maria Maggiore in Rome, Italy for the intention of peace in Ukraine and to commemorate 70 years since the pseudo-Sobor of Lviv, which marked the beginning of persecution and liquidation of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic church by the Communist government.
The canonical visitation of the Sisters of the Province Jesus, Lover of Humanity in Fox Chase Manor, PA was conducted by Sister Dia Stasiuk, General Superior, February 7 – March 2, 2016. Sisters at the motherhouse had the opportunity to meet with Sister Dia individually. Sister traveled to Chicago, IL and Warren, MI to meet with those Sisters who are ministering in these Ukrainian Greek Catholic schools and parishes.
February 23, 2016 - Sister Dariya Turkiv arrived from Ukraine to minister as Archivist for the Archives of the UGCC, located on Via Boccea. She will join the community of our Basilian Sisters at St. Sophia’s.
On the evening of February 22, 2016 in the 95th year of his life, Rev. Dr. Ivan Muzychka fell asleep in the Lord in his residence at the quarters of St. Sophia Association in Rome, Italy. He was a hard-working priest, often referred to as “a humble creator of history”.