Letter from Br. Błażej: Night 189

September 1, 2022
Capuchin Communications

September 1, 2022 Thursday

We survived another war night. In the East, in Kharkiv, air raids already happen not only at night, but also during the day. People are being killed. God give us peace.

September 1….. The anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, which was never to happen again…. and yet the war in Ukraine continues.

September 1…. The beginning of the school, academic year. Some schools are stationary, some online.

If a kindergarten, school or university can provide shelter from bombs for pupils or students, teaching can be stationary. Our Capuchin lower churches, basements can be used as shelters. God give us peace, protect our children and youth…..

The Word… Very bold, simple and how unpopular: “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God, for it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their own ruses,’ and again: ‘The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.’” I listen a lot: the wise, politicians, commentators, generals. Some are wise people, but—Caution!—what, which wisdom? When will the war end? Such questions and answers no longer exist. “The Lord’s is the earth and what fills it.” “Master, we worked all night and caught nothing. But at your word I will cast my nets” AT YOUR WORD !!! God is love !!!

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

Traditional statue of the Mother of God in the monastery square. The designer and builder Br. Sergey G. our brother artist. Deo gratias! (photo) Mother of God, Queen of Peace, pray for Ukraine.

It’s quiet at our place. Foam blocks arrived in the morning. Brothers, with the help of good people, are making it. (photo) Invitation to the next “Night of Vigil” with Mary. (photo)
Our fraternity was visited by the Greek Catholic parish priest of St. Andrew’s parish on whose territory our house is located. Father Andrew would like to come for confession. In a word, we are getting to know our neighbors! (photo)

Things are quiet in Kamianske. Yesterday we were with our children on a field trip. We celebrated the end of summer brake. (photo)

May God grant us peace.