Monday, March 22, 2010

Catholic Ukraine Arise!

Ukrainian / Canadian youth attend mass at St. Michael's Cathedral in traditional attire

Ukrainian Catholics have suffered much. Over the years there have been arrests, labour camps, and torture. Priests have been martyred by the thousands, churches razed by the hundreds. Still, Ukrainian Catholics resisted the atheism and brutality of the Soviet regime and laid down their lives rather than deny the faith. It's a painful legacy but one of which Ukrainian Canadians can be proud. 

Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky, pray for Catholic Ukraine, pray for Ukrainian Canadians, pray for us!

1 comment:

  1. "... Afterall, the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church"
    "That sounds like something I've heard before."
    "Of course, it isn't a new idea. I try not to be original as much as possible."
    ---(from a rough memory -- Pope St. Sylvester and the Queen Mother Empress Helena, from Helena, by Evelyn Waugh)