Letter from Br. Błażej: Night 179

August 22, 2022
Capuchin Communications

August 22, 2022 – Monday. Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen.

It’s getting hotter and hotter. The invaders are revving up. State holidays are approaching in Ukraine: August 23, Tuesday, “Flag Day.” August 24, Wednesday, “Independence Day.” Numerous air strikes on cities are announced. In Kharkiv, August 23 and 24, “curfew.” Holidays during the war.

The Word…. another time, and so it will always be: Listen, listen to God, His Word, and not yourself. Listen and follow the Word, that is, the Shepherd, your Shepherd. “My sheep listen to my voice, I know them, and they follow me.”

Mother of God, of Berdychev our Queen, pray for us, for Ukraine.

We live in war, we do not live by war.

Brothers, please pray for our sick brothers.
Capuchins, Friars Minor, pass through the tight, narrow gate in Israel…. Today’s Gospel, yesterday’s Gospel. (Photo) Archival photos, pre-war.
Man to man has made this fate – Such rockets fly overhead. (photo)

Vigil night (photo). Freshly baked cheese cake which a neighbor brought us in the morning. Tasty. Photos from our Lviv home. (photo)
Fr. Gregory Draus donated to our refectory an oak table made by the displaced persons who live with him. Deo gratias for the good heart and kindness to the Capuchins.

Franciscan youth with their elder brother. (photo)
History. The old and new parish priest in Dnipro. Mark thank you. Yaroslav of courage…. (Photo) Jurek, you can not be disliked. Wadym, in unity our strength. God loves you !