Slovak District

slovensko

The Sisters came to Slovakia to Košice – the native city of our foundress Sr. Margaret Slachta – in 1927. Besides Kosice they started projects in charity work, social work, and Christian Women's movement in Komarno, Topolcany, Podunajske Biskupice and Bratislava.

In Slovakia there are 39 sisters who live in 4 communities - the Provincial center and formation community are in Košice, the other 2 communities are in Banska Bystrica and Bratislava.

The sisters minister in the areas of:

social work

  • teaching at the Social Work Department of the Catholic University
  • social work in institutions for seniors, young people with disabilities, and in hospital setting. 

health care: 

  • serving as medical doctors and nurses.

spirituality:

  • giving retreats, days of recollection for youth and adults;
  • offering spiritual accompaniment in hospice care and nursing homes;
  • giving spiritual direction to young people.

Sister Sara Salkahazi, who was born in Kosice, was beatified in 2006.

The Sisters started Project Sara, a program for students who volunteer to help families needing assistance. Project Sara is now part of the Pastoral Program of Slovakia developed by Bishops Conference in Slovakia. It is active in Banska Bystrica, Kosice, Bratislava, Trnava, Zilina and Nitra.

Link to web-site: Slovak District