After 1989

In 1989 the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe brought political freedom and opened a new era in the history of the community.

Since 1990 the Sisters in Eastern European districts have been able to live their vocation freely. They serve God's people in various ministries, according to the pressing needs of their own countries.

In 1998 the Generalate of the Sisters of Social Service officially returned to Hungary and its principal seat is again in Budapest in the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest.

In a decreee issued on December 8, 1998, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Congregation of Consecrated Life (CICLSAL) declared that the Society of Apostolic Life of the Sisters of Social service is to be considered as of pontifical right.

More about the present life of the sisters in the five districts: