Important Updates from the Sisters of St. Basil the Great

The Sisters of St. Basil the Great have been busy this summer – here are three updates, courtesy of the sisters. Please visit their website, st.basils.com for more information. Read more about the latest updates! Jubilee Celebration at the Basilian Motherhouse- On Saturday, June 22, 2019 the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great in Fox Chase gathered to celebrate the jubilee of five Sisters – Sister Theodosia Lukiw and Sister Laura Palka – 70 years; Sister Chrysostom Lukiw 65 years and Sisters Ann Laszok and Monica Lesnick 55 years. View full Jubilee story Parma Basilian Associates Renewed their Commitment- On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14, 2019, The Associates of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil in Parma, Ohio held an all-day retreat with Sr. Ann Laszok, OSBM as the retreat director. View full Parma story Sisters Held 11th General Chapter in Rome- The Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great held their Eleventh General Chapter in Rome, Italy from July 8 to July 19, 2019. View full Rome story

Manor College to Host Community Screening of Baba Babee Skazala Documentary

This October 16, Manor College will host a free community screening of Baba Babee Skazala (Grandmother Told Grandmother), an award-winning documentary that brings to light the stories of what happened to Ukrainian children caught in the throes of WWII. The Manor screening of the documentary will be followed by a Q&A session with the director, Matej Silecky. Manor College is excited to host this event and help connect the larger local community to Ukrainian culture and history. Baba Babee Skazala, a documentary film by first-time filmmaker, Matej Silecky, tells the little-known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes in the crush between the Nazi and Soviet fronts in World War II. Spending their childhood as refugees in Europe, these inspiring individuals later immigrated to the United States, creating new homes and communities through their grit, faith and deep belief in the importance of preserving culture.  This film is the culmination of over 35 oral history interviews uncovering the experiences of these survivors, and includes historical context commentary by renowned expert, Rutgers University professor, Dr. Alexander Motyl. It also includes previously unseen archival materials from the National Film Archives in Ukraine as well as material from the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute collection. Baba Babee Skazala premiered in Fall 2018, as an Official Selection of the 37th New Jersey International Film Festival, where it earned Honorable Mention, Documentary Feature. Since its festival premiere, Baba Babee Skazala was an Official Selection of VisionFest 2018, where it received the Independent Vision Award, Documentary Film, and of the Lift-Off Documentary Filmmaker Showcase Online 2019. The film’s United Kingdom and Paris, France festival premieres were as Official Selections of the 2019 Swindon Independent Film Festival and the 2019 Ethnografilm Festival. Baba Babee Skazala will have its New York Festival Premiere in August 2019 as an Official Selection of the Festival of Cinema NYC.  Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 Time: 6pm reception, 6:30pm screening Where: Manor College Basileiad Library Cost: Free event, free parking! Register Now