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A Prayer For Ukraine

A Prayer For Ukraine

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / February 28, 2022

God of mystery, who is ever beyond us — For years now we have faced with courage, with exhaustion, with despair, a common invisible enemy. And while it has been plenty hard, our brothers and sisters in Ukraine now add to that fight a very real, very visible one. An enemy with a name, with a face, with an agenda which goes against the very essence of our shared humanity.

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Saturday Night Live Ukraine Cold Open

Ukraine, A People of Faith and Courage

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / February 28, 2022

Music rooted in an ethnic culture offers a poignancy that touches hearts. Overlay today’s news of the invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin and we can feel the peoples’ ongoing struggle for freedom and independence. We need not know their language to be touched by the spirit that comes through their music.

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Dominicans In Ukraine

The Dominican Order in Ukraine

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / February 23, 2022

As a member of the Dominican Order I have some concern for my brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Having received this letter from my Dominican Provincial Office in Chicago, I am bringing your attention to the bond I have with them. Please view the web site that is posted at the end of the letter to get a sense of their presence in Ukraine.

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Timothy Schmalz, Artist

Artist Timothy Schmalz Spotlights Sisters’ Work Fighting Human Trafficking

By Joseph Kilikevice O.P. / February 10, 2022

Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz is hoping his new sculpture will help put a spotlight on an issue he believes too many individuals and governments would prefer to look away from. And on Sunday, Feb. 6, the pope offered his blessing — both to the sculpture and to the religious sisters on the front lines leading the fight against human trafficking.

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