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Easter Message

March 31st, 2021|Community News|

ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕС! Let all creation celebrate the Resurrection of Christ!In Him is the firm foundation of all things. ~ Paschal Matins The dawn of Easter / Velykden announces Christ’s Victory. Usually, victory is accompanied with colourful and loud fanfare, with processions and music … but Christ’s Victory comes in a different manner, it comes unobtrusively, engendering freshness, gentleness, and profound peace. Encountering the resurrected Lord, our hearts burn within us. Today’s world is loud. C

A Dear Friend Remembered

February 23rd, 2021|Community News|

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, Bishop David Motiuk visited the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate community in Mundare, Alberta, during which time blessed a new chalice, diskos and star.  These beautiful Liturgical Vessels were received from the Knights of Columbus – St. Stephen Assembly #2522 from Calgary.  When a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree passes away, the Assembly traditionally will gift the widow with a chalice.  On December 1, 2020, Sir Knight Nestor Sh

SSMI Honoured as Recipient of Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer Award

February 2nd, 2021|Community News|

Over a year ago the Lubov SSMI Foundation submitted a nomination for the Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer Award set out by the Nellie McClung Foundation. The award recognizes the spirit of Nellie McClung’s life’s work being advanced by women leaders of today or throughout Manitoba’s history. The SSMI has been selected to receive recognition as one of the Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer award recipients. The award was recently announced with all the other recipients on January 28th in the Winnipeg F

God’s Call is Ageless

January 7th, 2021|Community News|

On December 24, 2020 Shelley Mackie formally made her commitment to join the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate.  The ceremony of acceptance was held at the Bethany Home Chapel in Winnipeg.  Shelley’s path to this moment in her life was an unexpected journey.  Shelley making her commitment Shelley grew up in rural Manitoba and feels blessed to have been surrounded by her family with deep roots of faith and love.  Her mother was Ukrainian Catholic however as a family they wer

Greetings from Mundare Alberta

December 31st, 2020|Community News|

Христос Рождається! Greetings and warm wishes for a healthy, safe and hopeful new year.From the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate – Mundare, Alberta.Christ is Born! Glorify Him! Bishop David Motiuk, Bishop for the Eparchy of Edmonton, Sr. Laura Prokop, Sr. Stephanie Olynyk, Sr. Doloretta Shalagan, Sr. Yvonne Stadnyk

Христос Рождається! Let us Praise Him!

December 22nd, 2020|Community News|

Once again, we come together to celebrate Christ’s Birth, to rejoice, to thank God for the marvellous gift, His Son. In all our SSMI Homes throughout the Province we are united in singing ‘God Eternal is Born’, in tasting bread and honey. This year’s celebrations differ from other years, where, through the pandemic, all around, we encounter some loneliness, uncertainty, fear. But Christmas brings a consolation: we are not alone as we travel. In this year of the pandemic, God invites us to keep a

60 years of Religious Life – A Double Celebration!

December 10th, 2020|Community News|

Sister Doloretta Shalagan, managed to mark her 60th anniversary in religious life twice during 2020.  The first celebration was on August 8, 2020 at the Sisters’ home in Mundare, Alberta.  For the festivities, the sisters were joined by one special guest from outside their community, Bishop David Motiuk from the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton. The second celebration for Sister Doloretta was on November 6th when Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk MLA for the Vegreville/Fort Saskatchewan

Sister Eugenia Mary Stefaniuk, SSMI 1935-2020

November 30th, 2020|In Memoriam|

Sister Eugenia Mary Stefaniuk, after a brief struggle with her health, died peacefully on 26 November 2020, at Bethany Home in Winnipeg, MB, living with purpose till her last breath.  Born - 11 August 1935Entered -  30 June 1957Clothing Day - 12 January 1958First Vows - 13 January 1960Final Vows - 15 August 1965Death - 26 November 2020 Mary (Sister Eugenia) was born to Nicholas and Tatianna (nee Ben) on August 11, 1935, in Melville, SK, and grew up in Kelliher, SK. Her father was

Sisters in British Columbia Commemorate Blessed Josaphata Feastday

November 25th, 2020|Community News|

Sr. Angelica Hodowansky presenting on the life of Blessed Josaphta Our Annunciation Home celebration in New Westminster began with Divine Liturgy at Holy Eucharist Cathedral on November 20. The two priest celebrants were Mykhailo Ozorovich and Andrii Malysh, with Sr. Patricia Lacey cantor and Sr. Angelica Hodowansky. It was the first day of the Covid-19 lockdown in our province of British Columbia.  However, our two dear friends (unofficial Associates) joined us for the Liturgy and then for

Blessed Josaphata Feastday

November 22nd, 2020|Community News|

The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate throughout the world gathered on November 20 on the Feastday of Blessed Josaphata. In Canada communities gathered in prayer in their Chapels.  1.  Provincial House Toronto 2.  Bethany Home Winnipeg 3.  Mount Mary Immaculate Ancaster 4. SSMI Community in Saskatoon Provincial House TorontoBethany Home WinnipegAncaster Chapel

Sister Mary Holowaty, SSMI 1930-2020

October 13th, 2020|In Memoriam|

On October 11, 2020, Sister Mary Holowaty, of Ancaster, ON, died at the age of 90, having served 73 years in religious life. Her Life             Mary was born in Kitchener, ON, on February 22, 1930, daughter of William (Vasyl) Holowaty and Anne Zuk (Жук), who had both immigrated from the Ternopil region of Ukraine. She was the second of five children, with an older brother, Joseph, two younger brothers, Michael and Walter, and a younger sister, Barbara. Her father and brother Joseph had been ca

Bethany Home Annual Retreat

September 18th, 2020|Community News|

The Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate at Bethany Home in Winnipeg gathered in August for their annual retreat, where they were invited to pray and reflect on Pope Frances' encyclical, "Laudate Si" (LS), ("Praised Be"). LS is a quotation from St. Frances' own prayer of giving praise to God for Creation. The Encyclical draws on Scripture, church teachings and contemporary scientific explorations. LS is a testament to God who willed all of Creation into being out of God's immense love, as well as

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