Letter from Br. Błażej: Night 199

September 12, 2022
Capuchin Communications

September 11, 2022

We survived the night. There was information that a rocket fell on downtown Dnipro. I am waiting for news from our brothers. Below you can find a report from Br. Yaroslav from Dnipro. In other Capuchin areas it is calm. In the East, the counteroffensive of the ЗСУ (Armed Forces of Ukraine) takes place. God, give us peace.

The Word… They made an idol of gold and bowed to him. This god is not dangerous. Way more dangerous is the one we created in our heads. The real God is the one in today’s Gospel, who is with me, looking for me, waiting for me, forgiving me, loving me. “But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.” This God is a God of love. God loves me! God is love!

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

The end of our retreat. Thanks be to God for the retreat directors, brothers Paul and Thomas from Krakow, Poland. Words of gratitude to the brothers and presentation of icons by their author. (photo)

Fraternal lunch of the Lviv fraternity and brothers traveling to Uzhhorod. (photo) A very brief visit to the city of Lviv. (photo) And already at the train station in Lviv. (photo) Towards Krakow, Poland.

Peace Brothers! Church camera recorded the moment of the explosion. No sound—that means no damage. This is how we were greeted upon our return from the annual retreat…. Heartfelt greetings.

May God bless us and keep us safe.