Funeral Prayer for Homeless in Ukraine

by | Nov 11, 2016 | News, Vincentian Family

“May the angels take your soul, raise it from earth to heaven, may the song of the saved follow it, in the face of the highest God.”


Today “Volunteer School” (Kyiv) was held in a different format – volunteers, Fathers missionaries, Marian sisters and seminarians visited a cemetery in the village Litky, where they pray together for all homeless people buried there. They prayed for those who died homeless, lonely in a hospital, sometimes even their names are unknown. There are no words to convey what was experienced at that moment. It is sad to watch where the bodies of people are buried, but we hope and believe that their souls are in the arms of the Loving Merciful God.


We visit homeless patients in hospitals of Kyiv. During the period since 2012 to 2016, 57 homeless people that we took care about during their hospital stay died.

30 persons were engaged into Sacraments in hospitals during this year of Mercy, and 6 persons took the Sacrament of Baptism.