He Leadeth Them

Fr. Walter Ciszek, S.J.From this interesting piece on Fr. Walter J. Ciszek and the simple (but not easy to come by) truths he learned while in the Gulag:. . . Lubianka wore him down with its constant hunger and isolation and the all-night interrogations, with their mind games and agonizing afterthoughts. After a year—brutalized, drugged, threatened with death—Ciszek did what he had been sure he would never do: He signed papers that gave the impression he had been spying for the Vat … [Read more...]

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Sisters Serving Russia

The recent story of the mother who returned her adopted child to Russia, and the abundance of orphans there, piqued my interest in these Catholic Sisters, who are dedicating themselves to serving Russia, and particularly her orphans:Sisters in Jesus the Lord is a Private Association of the Faithful in the process of becoming a religious institute, based in Kansas City, Missouri, sending sisters to Vladivostok, Russia and eventually other countries, too.So, they are not yet considered a … [Read more...]

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