Since 1991, generous American Catholics have provided millions of dollars for projects which were submitted to our office by the bishops of Croatia. These efforts have helped the Church in Croatia rebuild itself and begin to live and serve in freedom. The following are just a few examples of past, ongoing, and new projects sponsored through our office.
With your help, we have …
… Printed prayer books for Croatian military personnel
After the devastating ethnic conflicts of the 1990s, the Church has been working for healing and reconciliation. Providing prayer books to faithful in the military was a step in the right direction.
… Helped rebuild a monastery and pastoral center destroyed during the war
The war took a devastating toll on the monastery and pastoral center run by the sisters of St. Basil in Vukovar. Along with the Church in Europe, we helped them rebuild and carry on their mission.
… Participated in construction of Catholic Theological Faculty in Zagreb
An important part of rebuilding the Church in Croatia is providing a solid theological education. This theological faculty in Zagreb serves this purpose very well.
… and we continue to …
… Support Croatian Catholic Radio
The Croatian Catholic Radio network reaches Croatians throughout the country and the surrounding region with educational and informative Catholic programming. Funds for four studios, eight transmitters, and 24-hour per day production make this possible. Request submitted: $50,000
… Contribute to Provincial House of Sister of Mercy of St. Vincent de Paul
With our help, the sisters have put down floors, built walls, installed telephones, and more in their provincial house in Split. Request submitted: $50,000
We hope in the future to …
… Provide a scholarship for a priest to study at the Catholic University of America
Educating priests and future professors is crucial for renewal in the Church. This scholarship is part of a large effort to further this renewal. Request submitted: $18,000
… Repair the roof in the monastery in Pag
Reconstruction of the roof of the monastery and new electrical installation is necessary for the Benedictine sisters to continue their service to providing the poor with spiritual and physical nourishment.