Heeding the call of the Holy Father during the “Year of Consecrated Life”, we tried to spread information regarding the ministries of our Sisters. Banners were created showing various ministries throughout the world and get-togethers were held with various groups. On Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the chapel of the Generalate of the Basilian Fathers on the Aventino Hill there was a presentation about the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great, a part of the program for the “Year of Consecrated Life”.
On June 22, 2015 in the monastery Chapel of the Generalate of the Basilian in Rome, an International Conference was held of groups of “Mothers Prayers” with the presence of the community’s founder Veronika Williams.
On the days of December 5-14, 2016 an informative and moving photo exhibit may be viewed in piazza St. Silvestro in Rome, Italy. The exhibit, “Displaced. 12 stories from Ukraine” presents stories of families that have been “displaced” by the undeclared war in Ukraine.
On December 2, 2016 during the traditional Novena in preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Basilica of the 12 Apostles in Rome, His Eminence Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, celebrated a Mass, which representatives of all Eastern Catholic Churches in Rome had been invited to participate in, especially those from Ukraine and the Near East.
During the dates of September 15 to 21 in an Eparchial Center located in Lovran, Croatia the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great held their Enlarged Council. In accordance with the Constitutions of the Sisters of OSBM, the Enlarged Council is called by the General Superior and her Council half-way through thier term. Participants are the Provincials and Superiors of the Provinces, Vice-Provinces and Delegatures, along with the members of the General Administration.
«Today is born of the Virgin He, Who in His arms holds all creation.
…The Bridegroom of the Church receives the magi
and the Son of the Virgin receives from them gifts.
We bow before Your birth, O Christ!
Now manifest to us Your divine Theophany»
(Prefeast of Nativity of our Lord – Ninth Hour)
In the late afternoon of Christmas Day, singing could be heard as a group of carolers walked down Via San Alessio to the Generalate House of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great. Neighbors peered out their windows to see a group of young men, many in embroidered shirts, caroling and playing on instruments.
The last issue of the Newsletter of the General Curia printed in May, 2015, gave the election results of the Chapters held in the St. Basil and St. Macrina Vice-Province in Krizevci, Croatia and the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Province in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA.