September, 2014

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Dear Friends,

Through the grace of God, together we have completed the historical 80th Pilgrimage honoring our Lady of Perpetual Help at Mount St Macrina. Your participation, your prayers and your generous assistance have once again enabled the Pilgrimage to be successful and spiritually fulfilling.

You are the women and men and young adults called today to help shape the future of our Byzantine Catholic Church as we journey forward. Just as Pope Pius XI, Bishop Basil Takach, and our foundress, Mother Macrina responded to a unique calling within their lifetime, so too, will all the good actions and decisions of your life ripple over the course of our Church’s history and echo throughout eternity.   You have the power to make a difference.  You make a profound difference to us, the Pilgrims, and to the Pilgrimage honoring the Theotokos.

For eighty years, the Sisters of St. Basil have endeavored to keep Mount St. Macrina as a peaceful harbor of prayer and reflection.  The 80th Pilgrimage has ended, however, the blessed Pilgrimage of our life continues.   Our prayer is that the most significant journeys you make will be those which take you deeper into the heart of God.

With heartfelt appreciation, and with the assurance that you are being held in the depth of our prayers, we ask that Our Lady of Perpetual Help protect you and give you a profound understanding of how uniquely loved you are by her beloved Son.

With sincere thanks in the Lord,

Sister Seraphim Olsafsky, OSBM