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The Year of Good Deeds: the Ministry of St. Elisabeth Convent in 2017



Achieving Artistic Equality for the Children with Special Needs

The largest mental Health Care Boarding Home in Europe is located in Minsk, just near St. Elisabeth Convent.  Those of us who has met the special people living there are sure that there are things we all can learn from them, such as impartiality, openness, sincerity, good attitude to life and pure love… This is what makes them so happy...learn more


Joyful Hearts Ensemble: A Musical Group of People with Special Needs Held its First Concert Tour

On May 14-21, the concerts of The Joyful Hearts Ensemble have been held in Europe.  It consists of the people who permanently reside in the Boarding Home for Adults with Special Needs (learn more about the ministry at the boarding home) and is one of the permanent projects of started by St. Elisabeth Convent. The Joyful Hearts performed in Warsaw, Berlin, Paris and its suburbs. Brother Nicholas (Storozhenko), who was involved in organization of the tour and accompanied the performers during their trip, shared his feelings about this wonderful event in the life of St. Elisabeth Convent and the Boarding Home…learn more


"Seek the Lord": an Interview with Nun Juliania, the Precentor of the Festive Choir of St. Elisabeth Convent

The Festive Choir of St Elisabeth Convent celebrates its 20th anniversary. It is a noteworthy date – a date to remember. There will be a concert to mark this anniversary. We also released a new disc titled Seek the Lord. This is why we decided to interview Nun Juliania (Denisova), the precentor of the Festive Choir, and ask her to tell our readers about the choir’s new songs, about creativity, about choir singing, and about music in general…learn more


An Outdoor Holiday for the Children with Special Needs

Cloudy weather did not disrupt the Open Air project at the boarding home for children with special needs. It seemed as if no one noticed the absence of the sun as it was replaced by the positive energy surrounding the event that warmed and brightened all of the surroundings. On this day, everything had a unique sound, everything was dancing, and everything was bright and resembled a fairy tale. It is a good thing because we do not have enough fairy tales…learn more


Children with special needs make icons of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Children from the boarding school for children with special needs and the convent’s studio “Anyolak” prepared an exhibition of drawings “A gift to St. John” devoted to the feast day of St. John of Shanghai San Francisco…learn more


How the Sisters of St. Elisabeth Convent Plan to Help People Using Fine Arts

Inspiration Studio will be opened in the Church in honor of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco soon. This church is located on the territory of the National Applied Research Centre of Mental Health. The lessons will target those who undergo rehabilitation in this Centre…learn more


How the Chapel in the Sunday School of St. Elisabeth Convent Was Constructed

There is a small chapel in honour of the Holy Martyrs Faith, Hope, Love, and their mother Sophia in the building of the Private Grade School and Sunday School run by our St Elisabeth Convent. It is still being decorated but for the most part, the work has already been done. Every piece of work adds something important to the general design idea. Each new detail does not only make the chapel more beautiful but also adds some meaning to it. Even the smallest brick has its mission…learn more


The Sisters of St. Elisabeth Convent Host a Fun Filled Weekend for Children with Special Needs

A joint party for children with and without special needs took place at the Rehabilitation Center of St Elisabeth Convent last Sunday. More Than a Birthday, or Inclusive Party for Children at the Rehabilitation Center of St Elisabeth Convent…learn more


18 Facts about St. Elisabeth Convent on its 18th Anniversary

We recognize August 22, 1999 as the birthday of St. Elisabeth Convent. It was on that day that the Most Rev Philaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, tonsured first novices and blessed the Rev Andrew Lemeshonok to establish a convent in honor of the Holy Martyr Grand Princess Elisabeth…learn more


Lots of Pain and Lots of Love: The Patron Saint's Day in the Boarding Home for Children

November 22 will be the day of Saint Nectarius, Metropolitan of Pentapolis and the Wonderworker of Aegina. It is also the patron saint's day of the church located at the territory of the Boarding Home for Children with Special Needs. It was on this day seven years ago when the first Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the new wooden church. The sisters have been praying to this wonderworker and ascetic, who was canonised by the Church of Greece in 1961, since the very first days of their ministry in the boarding home for children…learn more


Children’s Camp with a History: Children Arrived to Camp “Nezabudka” for the 16th Time

The camp has time set aside for obedience, prayer, reading spiritual literature, and of course there is a time for games, sports, creativity and hikes. Here children learn to be more responsible and independent: they help adults to cook, to clean, and to do various jobs…learn more


Crosses Consecrated at the St. Sergius of Radonezh Church

A photo report about the consecration of the crosses for the St. Sergius of Radonezh Church on the Grounds of the Women's Rehabilitaion Center…learn more


Ethereal Beauty That Comforted Our Souls: the Royal Voice Festival as Source of Inspiration

The Royal Voice Festival, which was held in St Elisabeth Convent at the last weekend of October, once again demonstrated how enlightening, powerful, and exalted spiritual music can be. The performance of each participant was special; every piece filled our souls with joy, reminding us about God and our destiny…learn more


"They Are Waiting for Someone to Visit Them": Sisters of St.Elisabeth Convent Caring for the Patients of the Mental Health Hospital

A Lecture by Sister Irina, who serves as the sister of mercy in the mental Health Hospital in Minsk…learn more


Recent Projects of St.Elisabeth Convent with Adults and Children with Special Needs


They went on pilgrimages to holy places, studied in Germany, bathed in fallen leaves, watched speed maneuvering competitions, participated in horse therapy classes, showed a theatrical performance, and did a whole lot of our surprising things. Read more about the friendship between the sisters of St. Elisabeth Convent and the residents of the boarding homes and about the events that happened in October and early November this year…learn more



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