Today my good friend Gary Michuta, Catholic Defender extraordinaire, came out to visit today with a priest from Magadan Siberia in Russia. He has served there for seventeen years.
Fr. Michael Shields serves in the Church of the Nativity in Siberia. The church is located in Magadan which is known as the “Russian Auschwitz”, the heart of the Soviet Union’s Gulag Archipelago which was graphically described in the works of Alexandr Solzehitsyn.
Hope you enjoy the short video of his time with us — and a little about the area where he is ministering. He has tentatively invited me to come to Russia, namely Siberia, to do a series of talks. I will gladly go!