At our recent Walsingham Parish Consecration Service of Russia & Ukraine, in union with the Holy Father and the Bishops of the world, we were blessed to be presented, for a period of time, with an Icon of the Blessed Mother from Ukraine.
Jane Nicholson the founder of Walsingham based charity – Fara – A family for those without – and recently back from the Ukrainian/Romanian border gave it to us. Jane and her collaborators are welcoming traumatised refugees fleeing war and atrocity from Ukraine. Jane is deeply involved in prayer and action for the Ukrainian refugees arriving in Romania. Jane was visibly overcome as she spoke and presented us with an Icon of Our Lady who Assuages Sorrow from Ukraine which we prominently displayed.
Do take time to visit and pray. You are welcome anytime. Each evening from 5pm to 6pm, in the Annunciation Parish Church there is a silent Holy Hour of Adoration for Peace.
“The beautiful Icon in the Walsingham Parish Church was given to me by one of our Romanian staff, the wife of the local Priest from the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
It is a Ukrainian Icon of the Mother of God – giving hope to those who have no hope.
Ukrainian Icons in the Byzantine tradition are believed to have power to console and heal uniting the tensions between Russian Orthodoxy, Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Our Lady of Ukraine embrace us with your mantle of protection, pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia and peace in the world.
Please find the mission of FARA Charity on our website, serving the refugees, those with disabilities and the most vulnerable families living in poverty in Romania.”
Jane Nicholson – www.faracharity.org – FARA’s Solidarity for Ukraine Appeal.
FARA Romania is appealing for donations so that we can provide essential material support and psychological assistance to Ukrainian children and families transiting through customs via Siret as well as those in the camps and mobile centres for refugees in Suceava County. All website donations for the month of March will go to our Solidarity for Ukraine Appeal.