Letter to the Vincentian Family in Ukraine and Eastern Europe

by | Feb 24, 2022 | Conflict in Ukraine, News | 8 comments

February 24, 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers of our Vincentian Family National Council in the Ukraine, and all members of the Vincentian Family in Eastern Europe,

The world watches in horror, as once again violence and aggression dominate our news cycles. We cannot help but to hear the words of Pope Francis ring in our ears:

“Humanity, which prides itself on being ahead in science, in thought, in so many beautiful things, is lagging behind in weaving peace. It is a champion in making war….humanity still seems to be groping in the dark……Once again the peace of all is threatened by partisan interests with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before the God of peace and not of war, who is just Father of all, not just of some, who wants us to be brothers and not enemies.”

Many of us cannot imagine the devastation that is being done to the physical, emotional, economical, and spiritual life of our Vincentian Family, the poor whom you serve, and your fellow countrymen of good will.

We have prayed for peace, and will continue to pray for and with you that justice may prevail and that peace may come again to your lands.

If there is any way in which we may be of assistance to you, please let us know so that we may respond to you as the love of Christ compels us.

Please know that you do not stand  alone during this time of trial.  We will not and cannot abandon you.

United in prayer and our hope in the Risen Lord who conquered the power of sin and death,

The Vincentian Family Executive Committee and the international Vincentian Family Movement

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  1. James Ruiz

    Thank You, Thank You !

    • Jack Harris CM

      The prayers of all of us in the Irish Province are with our confreres in Saints Cyril and Methodius Province. May the good Lord keep them safe along with all to whom they minister.

    • Sr Maria Panjikaran DC

      Our prayers are with you dear vincentian family and entire Ukraine people.

  2. Sister Ellen Flynn DC

    The prayers of the Province of Rosalie Rendu (Great Britain and Australia) are with the people of Ukraine and all our b[dear sisters and brothers in the Vincentian Family. We are behind you and supporting all your efforts. May God keep you safe.

  3. Catherine Swanstrom

    From the St. Francis Xavier Conference, St. Louis, usa

    Our prayers for peace and courage are with you, our beloved Ukrainian brothers and sisters in the Vincentian family and all in your country. God bless you and keep you safe.
    “I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS” (Mt. 28:20)

  4. Louis Arceneaux, c.m.

    Praying for peace between Ukraine and Russia!

  5. Susan Macdonald

    May God be with the people of the Ukraine.

    Susan (Canada) sends another prayer for Peace.

  6. Raul Baquero

    PEACE & GOOD to all our dear people from 🇺🇦 Ukrain, the whole Franciscan Family are with you today and always !.

    DEUS VULT ! 🙏☦🙏👍😇
    AVE MARIA IMMACULATE!🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🇺🇦🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹