On 29th June 2021 in Podolinec (Slovakia), a meeting of provincials of Warsaw, L’viv, Bratislava-Prague and Michalovce Units took place. The coordinator of Conference Redemptorists of Europe (CRE), Fr. Johannes Romelt, was present as well. Because of the covid restrictions, Fr. Andriy Rak, the provincial superior of L’viv, was present only online. The meeting lasted a whole day, and we talked about the agreement of cooperation of our Units. The final touch of the document was created, and the agreement was sent to Rome to be approved by the general government.
We also treated other topics: the situation in our Units, especially the pandemic of Covid-19, preparation for the 26th general chapter in our Units, the situation of formation, preparation for final vows, etc. In the evening, we celebrated Mass in Kežmarok with Redemptoristines.
The next day (30th June), there was a meeting of the Board of novitiate Lubaszowa-Podolinec. Fr. Lukasz Listopad, the novice master from Lubaszowa, and Fr. Peter Slobodník, novice master from Podolínec, joined our meeting. We are grateful to God for the vocations that He has given us, and let us pray for perseverance in our vocation.
After a long period of isolation because of the pandemic of covid-19 this was a nice time spent together as brothers.
Fr. Václav Hypius, C.Ss.R.