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2021 - 2022 Annual Report

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Spring Edition From the Heart


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2020 - 2021 Annual Report

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Spring 2021 Edition of From the Heart

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SSMI Honoured as Recipient of Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer Award

Over a year ago the Lubov SSMI Foundation submitted a nomination for the Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer Award set out by the Nellie McClung Foundation. The award recognizes the spirit of Nellie McClung’s life’s work being advanced by women leaders of today or throughout Manitoba’s history. The SSMI has been selected to receive recognition as one of the Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer award recipients. The award was recently announced with all the other recipients on January 28th in the Winnipeg Free Press.

Congratulations Sisters! This is a wonderful recognition as to the outstanding contribution that your community of women leaders have made over the years in the Province of Manitoba.

Click here to learn more about the Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazer Award.

Winter 2020 Edition of From the Heart

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Congratulations 2020 Grads!

The Immaculate Heart of Mary School grade 8 graduation looked a little different this year, but we are so proud of all the students! Thursday, June 25th, the students and their families joined for a graduation parade past us at Lubov, the Sisters at Bethany, Tenants of the Tower, and Holy Family staff.

Our decorated windows for the grads

The Grad Parade started through our parking lot

They then drove down to Bethany House

Past the Holy Family Home Tower and the excited tenants

Then finally back past Holy Family Home on their way to Kildonan Park

2019 - 2020 Annual Report

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Holy Family Home Announcement

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Spring 2020 Edition of From the Heart

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Thank you!

Thank you to all who supported Sr. Emily for her final vows with a donation. From your support, she has donated new liturgy books to Immaculate Heart of Mary School

Rev. Ihor Shved, Sr. Emily Schietzsch SSMI, Rev. Isidore Dziadyk, OSBM and Fr. Yaroslav Kopychyn visiting from Ukraine.

Winter 2019 Edition of From the Heart

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Sisters Servants from across the world gathered in Rome to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska.

Lubov SSMI Foundation Inc. 6th annual report to the community.

Please find here, the 6th annual report ot the community

Across the world, the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Passing into Eternity of their Co-Foundress, Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska, from April 7, 2019 to April 7, 2020

Home of Hope Fundraising Breakfast - 2019 

The annual Home of Hope Breakfast has been organized by the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada – Manitoba region for the past six years.  Their efforts helps the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate Home of Hope ministry in Lviv, Ukraine.  For the past six years the event has raised a total of over $100,000.   The support generated from this event helps the Sisters with the day-to-day operations of the home that ensures the girls can receive and education and  develop life skills.

The Lubov SSSMI Foundation is in regular contact with the Sisters at the Home of Hope.  They provide regular updates on how the community is doing, including financial reports on the use of the donations received from Canada.  They do share stories from the young women that come to the Home.  Every story is filled with tragedy and most of those that come to the Home experience a transformation.  Like the story from one of the girls….

“When I came into this world, I was rejected and left as an orphan.  My first home was a special orphanage for babies.  Later as an orphan I was placed in a boarding school and as I got older an orphanage became my home.  I never had any visitors and every day I would wish that my mother would come and get me.  Eventually I realized that this day was not going to happen.  The only way I was able to cope with life is to become bitter, aggressive and rebellious against everyone and everything.”

When this young girl came to the Home of Hope for the first time, Sister could see how deeply wounded she was.  The girl kept her distance, and continued with her rebellious, self-centered attitude.  It was a difficult time for the community of Sisters and other young women at the home.  But in one year her life began to change.  She allowed herself to experience the love of others and the love of God.  She has learned life skills and discovered the many gifts that she has and is willing to share with others.  She will soon graduate with her post-secondary education and has a dream to share her life in ministry with others. 

It is now three years since she came to the Hope.  This is what she recently shared with the Sisters.  “My life before the Home of Hope was irresponsible, difficult and out of control, but here everything changed.  The example lived out by the Sisters is one that is very patient, caring and challenging.  From the beginning I did not accept the Sisters but I eventually realized that everything they do, they do it out of an act of love.  Because of this my life has had a lot of changes.  I became responsible for my life and life decisions, I was able to let go of my complexes and become more confident.  Most importantly I discovered God.  I thank God for this family that has made me realize that I am needed – I have a purpose.  This feeling has made me a happy person.”

There are always new beginnings at the Home of Hope…young women are moving on (Graduating in their programs), while others are arriving.

The home relies on our Canadian support to keep its doors open.  Thank you to the UCWLC and many donors that come forward annually to ensure that the support is there from the Home of Hope community.

Maryka Chabluk introducing her families latest CD release with proceeds to the Home of Hope. The Chabluk family and friends sang Aleluia and The Lords Prayer to open the event


 Sr. Eronima, SSMI Ukraine - Head of the Home of Hope

       Sr. Myroslava, SSMI Ukraine - Provincial Superior
Sr. Theresa Slota, SSMI - Translator for the event

The UCWLC was proud to present the Sisters with the Icons.
This special Icon entitled the Mother of Canada was created by iconographer Vera Lazarowich Semchuk. This version of the icon was written in 2010 and includes elements such as 7 stalks of wheat, symbolic of the Eucharist and 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit. The green maple leaf symbolizes the living faith thriving in Canada.

The 2019 Winter edition of From the Heart is here!

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Jubilee Celebrations - 65, 70 and 75 years!

Sister Christina Syrotynsky, Provincial, with Sister Carmela Lukey - Celebrating 65 years


Sisters Elicia and Maryann


L-R: Sister Carmela Lukey - 65 years, Sister Darleane Pelechaty, Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak,
Sister Christina Syrotynsky, Sister Hilary Lenyk - 75 years, and Sister Elicia Telenko - 70 years (seated in front) 

Sisters Servant's of Mary Immaculate
Vow Renewals and Final Vows

On Tuesday, August 14th, Sister Emily Schietzsch renewed her vows

On Wednesday, August 15th, Sister Oresta Svorak said her final vows


L to R: Sr. Christina Syrotynsky, Sr. Oresta Svoorak, Sr. Janice Soluk, Sr. Darleane Pelechaty


Congratulations Sisters!

2017 - 2018 Annual Report

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IHMS Alumni Newsletter

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New General Council 
This past July, the Sisters Servant of Mary Immaculate met in Rome for the General Chapter Meeting where the new General Council was selsected for the world.

Front row, L-R: Sr. Sofia Lebedowycz - Superior General, Sr. Bonifatia Djakiw - Vice-General, 1st Councillor

Back row, L-R: Sr. Luiza Ciupa - 4th Councillor, Sr. Janice Soluk, 2nd Councillor, Sr. Mykolaya Stepas - 3rd Councillor

2016-2017 Annual Report
The Lubov SSMI Foundation Inc 2016-2017 Annual Report to the community is now available for viewing here

125 Years of Sisters in Ukraine
This August, the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate celebrated the beginning of the 125th anniversary year of the establisment of SSMI.
Photo from a day of celebration in Ukraine, with Sisters from around the world
New Provincial Council

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, General Superior Sr. Theresa Slota, and her council ratified the election of:

New Provincial Superior, Sr. Christina Syrotynsky

Vice-Provincial and First Councillor, Sr. Theresa Matwe

Second Councillor, Sr. Janice Soluk

Third Councillor, Sr. Janet Kozak

Fourth Councillor, Sr. Jean Zemliak

New Provincial Council

Left to Right - Sr. Janet Kozak, Sr. Janice Soluk, Sr. Christina Syrotynsky, Sr. Theresa Matwe, Sr. Jean Zemliak


Compassion Statue, Dauphin MB
The Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate have been in Dauphin since 1928. By their compassion, selfless giving, and spirit of dedication to the needs of the children, youth, young adults and aged, and the challenged of Dauphin and surrounding municipalities, by serving in their communities, their homes and their parishes.

The Sisters’ mission has be commemorated by a bronze sculpture done by Don and Shirley Begg, who have owned and operated Studio West Limited, in Cochrane, Alberta. The unveiling and blessing of the Sisters Statue took place on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

This piece was created along with various statues representing other Dauphin founders, and we thank Dauphin for the honour.



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Walter Sahan
Walter Sahan
Winnipeg Manitoba
SSMI Associate Member, Donor & Friend