2022 Assembly


Bakhita Day Reflections: Sr. Viktorija Simic, Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, Croatia.


Report by Sr. Viktorija Simic, Congregation of Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross

In advance of International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, Sr. Viktorija Simic worked to translate and distribute the meditative prayer material, prepared by TALITHA KUM, amongst her fellow Holy Cross Sisters communities in Croatia, Kosovo and Montenegro. This resulted in almost three hundred of the Holy Cross Sisters using and uniting with us in prayer.

On St. Bakhita Day, Sr. Viktorija travelled to the Provincial House in Djakovo to lead the prayer where all the local Superiors from Croatia, Kosovo and Montenegro had a meditative evening with this material. Carmelite Fr. Stjepan Vidak also joined the prayer, since he led the week’s retreat for a group of 40 Sisters that week.

Sr. Viktorija was joined by some of her formative communities, so many formees, novices and candidates also joined the meditation. Later on, some Sisters shared with Sr. Viktorija that they were very moved by the service.

The news about this event was shared on the website of the Province, but also on the Archdiocese website and the IKA (Informative Catholic Agency) website. The same material for Prayer on the International day was published on the website of the Croatian Religious Conference, as well as of the Religious Conference of Bosnia and Herzegovina.