Letter from Br. Błażej: Night 194
September 6, 2022
The night we survived and thank God.
The Word… God says, “Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the Kingdom of God.” These people cannot be happy, they will not attain the kingdom of God. But there is a way out, no one is lost in God’s eyes: “but now you have had yourselves washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”
The initiative comes from God, God gives his grace to the humble …. “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit.” There is a way out! God is love !!!
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
A visit at the Clara Studio [a film studio creating evangelization films mainly for children and young people, founded by the Capuchins years ago—Henryk Cisowski]. If you do not become like children,… regardless of the long beard. (photo) Visiting the old monastery. (photo).
On the way we visited Krasyliv and had a wonderful lunch there.
We arrived in Starokostiantyniv. Air raid alarm began right when we were entering the city. People started descending to our monastery shelter.
Local newspaper “Simeyna Hazeta” (Family Journal) reports rbout the prominent help from the Capuchin friars. The friars, especially Br. Leonid Kushniruk, have assisted a large family. Let us pray for our Benefactors of the Capuchin world. Deo gratias !
There is a wonderful opportunity to welcome a new member of our Custody of Ukraine, Br. Remigiusz “Patyk” Jankiewicz, who came to us from Krosno, Poland. Patyk’s new community is Vinnytsia. Patrick celebrated his birthday yesterday. God bless him…
In Starokostiantyniv, in the monastery square, the statue of Our Lady of Medjugorje.
In Starokostiantyniv, we began our retreat with prayer, singing “Veni, Creator Spiritus.” (photo)
I already thank all those who promised us their prayers for our Capuchin retreat. Thank you.
First column is already drying. (photo)
May God grant us peace.