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"I've had a dream to help children with special needs. When we had a…

It is easy to get lost in Odesa courtyards - there are lots of similar doors. So Mrs. Valentyna's coming out to meet us and inviting us to the house. Here, in a rented apartment on the ground floor, she has been living with her husband,…

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"I've had a dream to help children with special needs. When we had a…
That day, the church in our village burned down from shelling. Then it came to…

That day, the church in our village burned down from shelling. Then it came to…

Late autumn in the village is the time to finally catch your breath. The vegetable gardens are done, the harvest is in safe storage, you can safely wait for winter.

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The drones flew at dawn. Then came the rockets. "Mom, why did the thunder…

"When you are already in the village, go down the main street until the end. There is a turn to the right, my son will meet you and show you the way", Mrs. Svitlana explains over the phone.

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The drones flew at dawn. Then came the rockets. "Mom, why did the thunder…
A rocket hit our house and burnt everything down. Only the corner where my…

A rocket hit our house and burnt everything down. Only the corner where my…

Through the broken windows, the draft boldly rushes into the house. And follows us like a watcher. From room to room. The draft has no problems with broken doors or cracked windows. Come in whenever you want, no one will stop you. Mr.…

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"It was our dream home... Everything disappeared in the blink of an eye……

The GPS navigator is dispassionate: it is quite easy for it. It brings us to the given address, as it should be. Both the street and the house number - everything matches. Only the house is gone. There is only the foundation left. Burnt…

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"It was our dream home... Everything disappeared in the blink of an eye……
Stories of those escaping the war

Stories of those escaping the war

Earlier we wrote about the pilgrimage center supported by Caritas-Spes Mission in western Ukraine, which became a new temporary home for many IDPs. The Center started working on February 25, on the second day of the full-scale Russian…

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The power of a mother's love: The Story of Svitlana from Rubizhne, who covered…

Among the stories of people from the Caritas-Spes Vinnytsia social dormitory, there are those that leave you speechless. Svitlana and her young son Iliusha had a very difficult journey from Rubizhne to Vinnytsia. On March 23, a projectile…

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The power of a mother's love: The Story of Svitlana from Rubizhne, who covered…
The Lord brought us out of the shellings: life story of an IDPs family

The Lord brought us out of the shellings: life story of an IDPs family

The story, shared with us on Telegram, cannot but touch your heart. An ordinary Ukrainian family went through the real hell of war, but with God's help managed to get out of it. Caritas-Spes Ukraine is glad to help them start a new…

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"It felt like the earth was shaking under us": the war story of a…

Imagine a world without sounds. You can't hear speeches, music, birdsong, news, sirens, explosions. In normal times, not being able to hear means perceiving the world in a different way, by touch, smells and colors, but during the war it…

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"It felt like the earth was shaking under us": the war story of a…
"I know who bombed me. It was russia"- the rescue story of two…

"I know who bombed me. It was russia"- the rescue story of two…

I would come home on foot if they said that Mariupol is Ukrainian again. I am 60 years old, and now I am not sure whether the state will provide me with any housing at all. It is humiliating for us, even though we are not the ones to take…

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It's all about sharing the grief: war stories uniting people

Wherever a person lives, in an apartment or a detached house, one always thinks of one's home. Especially during the war period. Caritas-Spes Pilgrimage Center in Western Ukraine has become a new temporary home for many IDPs. Here, in…

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It's all about sharing the grief: war stories uniting people
"Non-stop service" or a story about the staff of Caritas-Spes…

"Non-stop service" or a story about the staff of Caritas-Spes…

There are state laws and spiritual laws. And one of such spiritual laws is the service of Man in this world.

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