[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
Nicholas & Jennifer Park
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:09 AM
Subject: [sn] Re: Fwd: from sr.Elena, St Elisabeth Convent, Minsk, Belarus
We have a fold-out couch--but they might prefer something a bit more
Seraphim Holland wrote:
I think it would be great to host these sisters and take up a donation. I
will let St Seraphim's know about this also. Anybody want to help with
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From: Orthodox Monaster <monaster_...@tut.by>
Date: Thu, May 29, 2008 at 4:01 PM
Subject: For the attention of Father Seraphim from sr.Elena, St Elisabeth
Convent, Minsk, Belarus
Dear in Christ Father Seraphim,
Christ is risen!
This is a message from sr. Elena from St-Elisabeth convent
from Belarus. I called yesterday . You asked me to send you some more
information about our convent and the aim of my call .
Our Convent of St-Elisabeth is situated in Minsk ( Belarus
) on the premises of the Republican psychiatric hospital where about 12000
patients a year take a course of treatment. The main obedience of our
sisters is spiritual help to the mentally disabled adults and children,
alcoholics, drug addicts and other disadvantaged people who failed to find
their place in social life. The convent has also acquired a
parcel of land and about 60 people, previously homeless, former alcoholics,
drug addicts, prisoners live and work there. They try to start a new life
and our sisters help them too. Work has begun on the organisation of an
orphanage. On the premises of the convent there is a variety
of workshops where numerous religious items are produced such as
hand-painted icons and printed icons, ceramics, embroidery, bee-wax candles,
vestments, woodwork ,CD etc.
Several times a year 2 of our sisters come to the USA and visit
parishes , monasteries and convents, to participate in the church services
and make presentations about our convent, if possible , show the film about
our life and service and collect possible donations. Thus we raise money for
our charitable work and the further construction of the convent.
Right now we are making a plan of a new trip to the USA and we are
going to be in Texas in July. We are asking for your blessing to visit your
parish and and make presentation about our convent and our charitable work
, to show some of our religious items we usually bring with us.
What day is the most suitable for you ? Do you have weekday services? Is it
possible to ask the parishioners to help our two sisters with
Hope to hear from you soon,
With the best wishes,
sr. Elena and all the sisters of the convent
ST. ELISABETH CONVENT
phone/fax: +375 17 289 01 59
Priest Seraphim Holland 972 529-2754 CELL:972 658-5433
ST NICHOLAS ORTHODOX CHURCH:http://www.orthodox.net
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