Ukraine

  • Convent in Burshtyn
  • Provincial House in Ivano Frankivsk (Diocese of Ivano Frankivsk)
  • Novitiate in Ivano Frankivsk (Diocese of Ivano Frankivsk)
  • Aspirancy in Zakarpattja (Diocese of Ivano Frankivsk)
  • Home of Mercy in Ivano Frankivsk (Diocese of Ivano Frankivsk)
  • Monastery of Holy Wisdom
  • Convent in Odessa
  • Convent in Lviv

For complete contact information and lists of missions in the Ukraine, click here.

For current photos from our missions in Ukraine, click here.

Ukrainian website of our sisters: www.lastivky.org
IVE priests’ website in Ukraine: iveukraine.org.ua

East and West
In order to help the Christians of the Eastern churches, who form part of the indivisible patrimony of the Universal Church, we also include an Eastern branch.  In this way we breathe, in the same way as the Church, with two lungs.  “One cannot breathe as a Christian, to say it more, as a Catholic, with only one lung; one must have two lungs, that is to say, of the East and of the West.” (John Paul II, OR 08/06/1980)

When our mission in Ukraine opened in 1998, our General Superior recognized the importance of the black habit to conform to the culture, whose liturgy is that of the Greek-Byzantine Rite of the Catholic Church. Religious sisters of this rite traditionally wear black habits. Today in Ukraine and Siberia, our Eastern Rite sisters wear the black habit, which, except for the color, is the same as the blue and grey habit, including the Cross of Matará.

Video made in Ukrainian about the history of our community in the Ukraine to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our foundation 1988 – March 19 – 2013.

Video about our Religious Family in Ukraine (10:51)

News Feature in Ukrainian about our Byzantine Catholic Novitiate (3:21)

How you can help
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SSVM Missions Inc.
Attn: Ukraine
632 W. Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
All the sisters thank you for your prayers and support!