R E C O L L E C T I O N H O U S E
O F S T. P I O O F P E T R E L C H I N I
The Recollection House is at the diocese of St. Heart of Jesus in Krasilov. It is a perfect gift and blessing for the Church in Ukraine . Although it is not yet completely equipped, the biggest part of the House, where there is a big conference hall, spacious dining-room, as well as bedrooms, and some auxiliary premises, can contain numerous visitors. A large number of people, both clergymen and secular Catholics come and stay there practically every week. They come to the House to take part in different meetings, spiritual training, congresses and conferences.
Interestingly, this House in Podill'a has become a God's oasis for many Catholics, at least for a few days. Here Brothers – Capuchins receive groups from beginning with Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk (300 km), Mukachevo (500 km), Zakarpattia, Kharkiv (900 km), Donetsk (980 km), Lugansk (more than 1200km) and ending with the Crimea.
Our house is open for everyone. A large number of different people have been there: children, adults and young adults; even bishops, diocese priests, monks and nuns come here. This house is rented by different groups, however, it mainly functions as the place where various activities are organized and held by Brothers Capuchins. Here are the activities that are held regularly:
- School of Christian Life and Evangelization (brother Petro Kurkevich is in charge);
- Franciscan Evangelization school (brother Kazimir Guzil is in charge);
- Spiritual exercises for recognizing one's calling (brother Zbignev Savchuk is in charge);
- Meetings of AA groups;
- Congresses of the clergy, etc.
Recollection House of St. Pio of Petrelchini has been visited by many respected guests both from Ukraine and abroad. They were invited to organize and help hold different meetings and spiritual exercises. Here are some of the visitors who came there during the year:
- Neal Lozano with his wife (a charismatic from Renewal Ministers, the USA)
- Peter Herbek from the best known Catholic Evangelization School of Ralf Martin
- Representatives of Teachers and Animators Society KLANZA from Lubin
- Secular Catholics under the leadership of Fathers-Carmelites from Kiev who held a course of family planning for married couples all over Ukraine.
- Members of Franciscan Secular Order.
Despite all difficulties and complications, Brothers Capuchins who take care of the house with Franciscan simplicity and joy invite all those who wish to take part in meetings and congresses, which are held here all the time. For more information about our activities please turn to our mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org