A young refugee from Kyiv at a seminary in Ivano Frankivsk (© Lukasz Grudysz - ACN)

Thank you for making an impact!

In times of crisis, our faith gives us the strength and hope to endure. Last year was difficult for everyone, but especially so for Christian families in countries around the world struggling to survive the after-effects of war, economic collapse and COVID-19. 
The needs were great, but through your hand of friendship, countless numbers of Christian families who turned to the Church in their time of need, received the practical, material and spiritual support they needed. With God’s grace, and your prayers, generous compassion and encouragement, priests and Sisters worked tirelessly, bringing the spiritual comfort of Christ’s love and charity to the world. We are deeply grateful. You and your loved ones are in our prayers.

Fun Facts: Last year, you, our wonderful benefactors, responded magnificently to Christ’s call to help build his kingdom on earth. Thanks to you, ACN was able to support one in every eight seminarians worldwide on their path to the priesthood. You also supported 18,473 religious Sisters in  their work of charity and prayer, helped with 949 construction projects and provided 1,338 vehicles for pastoral work – often in hard to reach places.
To learn the full extent of the difference your support and prayers made, read the good news of your impact here.
An IDP family being fed and sheltered by the Basilian monks (© ACN)
Ukraine Appeal 
Far from home

Many IDP (Internally Displaced People) families found shelter in monasteries, including the Monastery of the Exaltation of the Cross in Buchach. But with a constant stream of refugees, the monasteries’ spending on fuel, electricity, and water – not to mention medicine and food – has rocketed. 
ACN’s Magda Kaczmarek said: “At the moment, the greatest burden for Church institutions in Ukraine is ongoing expenses such as electricity, water, heating, etc. The Churches have opened their doors to everyone... But this presents a financial challenge.” 
So ACN has put together an aid package to allow the monks at all six monasteries to continue to comfort the refugees in all their troubles.
Please click here to offer hope by making a kind donation to support the Church in helping the refugees. 
Recipe: Syrian Tahini and Yoghurt cake. Sister Anne Demerjian cutting the cake with ACN staff (© ACN)
ACN Events
Share your ‘Taste of Home’ recipe with us!

Ahead of #RedWednesday (23rd November), we would love to know what food makes you feel at home?
Huge numbers of Christians are now displaced. They long for home and normality. Cooking is a way of remembering and celebrating their homeland. During November, and on #RedWednesday, we are asking you to organise a ‘Taste of Home’ themed meal or bake sale in your community, school, parish, or home, using popular recipes from our project partners worldwide and from you, our benefactors.
Further details will be on the website soon and in the mailing. We will provide case studies, prayers and facts from some of the 23 countries featured in ACN’s new ‘Persecuted & Forgotten?’ Report – (published November 2022).
We would love you to make ‘Taste of Home’ your own. Why not join together with others for a meal to remember the suffering and persecuted Christians by sharing their stories of faith and praying for them – especially the Rosary? You could dress the table red, wear red, light a red candle etc … Donations from your event will also help us offer food baskets and other relief to families in Lebanon and Syria. 
Please share your recipes for a bake or a dish with us at Feel free to add where your homeland is and the memories this recipe brings back. Ready steady BAKE!
ACN Shop
Guardian Angel – Ukrainian Pocket Angel

Purchase this pocket-size Icon, from Lviv, Ukraine for yourself or to give as a gift as a reminder that you will be helping to support the people in Ukraine. Please click here to order while stocks last!

Please go to to see our sale section.

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