St. Michael’s Condemns Invasion of Ukraine

St. Michael’s Condemns Invasion of Ukraine

The University of St. Michael’s College and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies strongly condemn the invasion of Ukraine. The ongoing attacks by Russia are unwarranted, unprovoked, and unacceptable.

We offer prayers and deepest sympathy to the people of Ukraine and to our Ukrainian colleagues, students, and graduates as they await word from friends and family affected by the escalating tension and violence.

Pope Francis has declared Ash Wednesday (March 2) a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Ukraine. The St. Michael’s community is invited to gather at St. Basil’s 1:30 Mass for that purpose.

As a university with proud links to Ukraine through the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, our community is deeply concerned and sends the Ukrainian people our support and earnest hopes for a peaceful resolution.

We understand that the invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed forces is distressing for the entire St. Mike’s community. Please remember that support is available. Students can find a list of resources on our website or email the Registrar’s office Faculty and staff can access support services by calling: 1-800-663-1142.

Read the ACCUC statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.