Letters from Br. Błażej in Ukraine: March 4

Brothers, with God’s help we survived another night. God protects us and the Ukrainian army, the WOT (civil resistance groups), but in civilian clothes. They also protected us this night. The situation is very dynamic. We have about 100 people for the night.

God also gives us angels. We have a parishioner who is 8 months pregnant, but she is also a midwife ))) Brothers in the East of Ukraine support other parishes, people, fork out food products. The state of mental health varies. From the movies, from World War II, you could see people sitting by the radio and listening to what was going on around them, at the front. This is how it is with us, in the pictures you see people with phones in their hands.

There is confidence in the Ukrainian army. This is important. People say we are alive because the world is praying for us. They show shells in the ground that didn’t explode, and around residential houses, a kindergarten. God loves us.

We are about to have a meeting with the diocesan bishop on Zoom. Despite the fear, uncertainty people are mobilizing and not giving up. Once again, I thank the whole Capuchin world, the brothers of our Polish Provinces, the CECOC for their fraternal support, prayers and financial help.

To the General Minister for his recent letter, to the brothers of the General Curia for their openness
Deo gratias !

I am in daily contact with the Provincial Marek M. San Giovanni Rotondo with Fr. Pio through Romek Ruska is with us. The brothers in Vinnitsa tracked down a diversionary. The services have taken care of him. The fraternities are holding on.

The brothers in Russia also live in prayer and fraternal unity.
I conclude in the hope that we will meet again.
Thank you for your help for the Ukrainians
in Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary.

God willing we [unite again]….

God is love!!!