August 20, 2017 is a special day in the history of the community of Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great in Ukraine.
On August 1, 2017 on the Feast of our Reverend Saint Mother Macrina two postulants were accepted into the Novitiate and received their monastic habits and names:
On July 30, 2017, in the novitiate house in Brukhovychi, the following Sisters made their First Temporary Profession of Vows:
On July 16, 2017 at the parish church in Reserva (Parana), Brazil, an extraordinary church event took place when Sister Maria Goretti Schitz, a member of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, from the Delegature of Saint Macrina professed her Perpetual Vows in consecrated life.
After participating in a community retreat with the theme “Transformation Through Humility,” conducted by Reverend Archpriest Daniel Troyan, the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great convened their annual Community Days. Held from July 5 to 7, 2017, the event comprised prayer, meetings, informative presentations, and socializing. Provincial Superior Sister Dorothy Ann Busowski greeted participants and attendees.
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.
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.