Support the Life and Ministry of Eight Carmelite Nuns in Bosnia
Project Code: 444-06-39
There are eight Carmelite Sisters in the convent in Stup, a suburb of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. They live a life of contemplative prayer and poverty. Cardinal Vinko Puljic, the Archbishop of Sarajevo is happy to have these contemplative Sisters here and describes them as “a sign for Christians and for Muslims alike.”
But in fact this Carmelite convent was largely destroyed during the war, immediately after it was established. Located close to the airport, the front line ran very close to it. At the time, the Sisters had only just moved in, and had not even unpacked their suitcases when they were forced to flee again.
In the year 2000, five years after the war ended, they were finally able to return to the convent, which had been rebuilt thanks to the help of ACN. The rebuilding of the convent was also in line with the express wishes of Pope John Paul II who saw the need, above all in this country so heavily scarred by the war, for a community of contemplative nuns to devote themselves entirely to prayer for peace and reconciliation.
The youngest of these nuns is 37 years old and the oldest is 75. This year we hope to contribute a total of $2,700 in order to support all eight Sisters in their life and ministry. Will you help us meet this goal to support the life and ministry of these Carmelite nuns in Bosnia?
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