On February 3-5, 2023, a meeting of female students was held in Grodno. The theme of the retreat was: “God is Spirit, and where the Spirit of God is, there is freedom (2 Cor 3:17). The conferences were given by Fr. Vladimir Marushevsky SChr. The program included the Eucharist, conferences, group work, a tour of Grodno (synagogue) and, of course, all-night adoration. The students stayed overnight at the parish house of the Redemptorist Fathers, while meals, conferences and group work were held at our convent in Grodno.
On February 14-15, a meeting of young consecrated persons from all over Belarus took place in our convent in Novogrudok. Our Sr. Stella was invited to the meeting to speak about her vocation and religious life in hiding during the persecution under communism. We are happy that the testimony of the life of our Sisters can be a strengthening and help for young consecrated people today.