At the invitation of Rev. Marko Yaroslav Semehen, the head of the Saint Sofia Association on the Eve of the Feast of St. Basil the Great, January 13, 2017 (Julian calendar) representatives of various monasteries and congregations of consecrated life gathered at the Ukrainian Basilica of Santa Sofia on Via Boccea.
The XXII Provincial Chapter of the Basilian Sisters in the Province of Christ the King in Argentina opened on January 2, 2017. Completing work and making decisions on important issues, the delegates of the Chapter proceeded to the election of the Provincial Administration. Through postulation, the Sisters elected Sister Norma Roznicki, OSBM to a third term as Provincial Superior. After receiving permission from the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, the General Administration approved the election.
The XXII Provincial Chapter of the Basilian Sisters of Christ the King Province in Argentina opened on January 2, 2017. Having made decisions regarding all important issues, the delegates of the Chapter proceeded to the election of the new Provincial Administration.
On January 2, 2017 the Feast of St. Basil according the the Roman Catholic calendar, the Sisters of the Generalate invited Sister Michelina Torre, OSBM to come for a visit. Sister Michelina is Italian by birth and entered the monastery in 1950. In her 66 years of monastic life, Sister has lived and experienced a long and complicated journey. Sadly, today she is the last living member of the Community of the Contemplative Sisters of Saint Basil the Great in Albano, Italy.
On January 1st, the Feast of St. Basil the Great, Mother Dia Stasiuk, General Superior, and the Basilian Sisters at the Generalate had the pleasant opportunity to welcome guests, Mother Teresa Slota, Superior General, with the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate Sisters living at their Generalate in Rome, and the Sister Catechists of St. Anne, including Sister Rita Baldo, Superior of the “Santa Sofia” convent at the parish of St. Sergius and Bacchas in Rome and Sister Delilah Shmehelsky, Superior Administrator in Ukraine, as well as, other Sisters from their community.
On the evening of December 29, 2016, the Basilian Sisters welcomed to their Generalate home the Basilian Fathers who came caroling. Robust Christmas carols filled the monastery parlor and chapel. Warm and sincere traditional Christmas wishes were interspersed among the many carols.
From all corners of Italy faithful individuals and priests with their parishioners and communities of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church gathered together for the annual Christmas pilgrimage on December 26, 2016 in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.