Heavenly Father, through Our Lady Queen of Peace,
We pray for Russia:
Complete the good work You have begun there.
Convert it and bring peace to the world.
Russian Apostolate
Precious Life Missions was started to help in the work of bringing souls to Christ through providing small books on the Catholic Faith to those who are working in countries where the faith is so badly needed. There are very few books on the Faith in Russia and even fewer for children.

Of course, prayer is the main thing, but we also hope that God has a plan for these books. With the help of a wonderful Catholic Foundation, we were able to print both a small abridged version of Fr. McLean Cummings’ homilies and our children’s sacrament book in Russian and are very grateful to God for how He has blessed our small efforts.
Mission Update

We’ve heard from the mission in Vladivostok that both these books are being used for catechesis, not only in Vladivostok but in many parishes in Eastern Russia - all the way over to the border of China. Through the donations of many generous souls, we have been able to send boxes of books to parishes in Kursk, Gvardeisk, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Siberia, as well as to orphanages and missionary orders such as the Community of St. John who have an apostolate for children in Southern Russia. Many of the children there have no home or are in households destroyed by alcoholism, so the sisters in the little village of Naltchik have become like family to them. A wonderful African priest who is working in Russia, helped us to send boxes of books to the Catechetical offices of all four Russian Dioceses, to Kaliningrad, Irkutsk, Saratov, Novosibirsky.

The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara, have convents in each of the Russian Dioceses and have been wonderful about distributing our books there. They have built a new church in the village of Kazan which is the home of their first Russian vocation, Sister Mary Radcoscy. She is now the Provential Mother Superior of their order and we were very blessed to meet her when she was in the United States two summers ago to speak during some Propagation of the Faith Mission Appeals. Their work touches a great number of souls as many of the faithful travel to the Shrine of Our Lady of Kazan, where their Mother House is located.

We would be so grateful for your prayers for this apostolate, that our books will touch many hearts. The donations we receive from our English books allow us to send boxes of books to Russia and are so greatly appreciated.