Letter from Br. Błażej: Night 196
September 8, 2022
The name day is celebrated by Br. Sergey Gubicki, of the Starokostiantyniv monastery. Brother, may God show you His true Face and bless you.
The Word… Today is the birthday of the Mother of God. The genealogy of Jesus is read. Today, as I wrote above, we remember Brother Sergey Gubicki, who was conceived and born … in Russia. He is not the only one of us Capuchins born in Russia. One brother was born in Kazakhstan, some other in Ukraine, in Poland. Different birthplaces, different stories, but the vocation is the same, be a Capuchin and live here in unity, peace, in evangelical brotherhood. How? Humanly speaking, it’s not possible, but for God all things are possible. The Holy Spirit will come upon you…
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord… for the Almighty has done great things for you… God is love!!!
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
From the retreat:
Eucharist is the center of our lives. (photo).
Walking, praying, fraternal dialogue in our “Capuchin garden”, now the city stadium surrounded by the historic monastery wall. (photo)
Behold God, who is LOVE!!! (photo)
Women support ЗСУ (Armed Forces of Ukraine) by making camouflage nets. (photo)
Another stage of work on the main stairs of the church. (photo)
We rejoice together with our brothers of the Custody of Belarus at the newly built church and monastery. Congratulations. (photo)
Yesterday, all of Ukraine was on missile alert. We at the retreat too. (photo). Thank God, we are alive.
God bless us.