Letter from Br. Błażej: Night 203
September 15, 2022
A quiet night. There was a brief air ride alarm last night. We are alive. In the East regular war. God, we ask you for peace.
I am in Horodok, Khmelnytskyi province. I started a retreat for the local Diocesan Seminary. I ask for your prayers. (photo)
The Word… From today’s Liturgy of the Eucharist, I am touched by two words that, despite everything, fill me with joy.
The first – “But by the grace of God I am what I am.” Thanks to God, I am what I am… This is all thanks to God.
The second word – “Your faith has saved you, go in peace!”. Faith small like a mustard seed, but faith great in God who is love. God is love.
We live in war, we do not live by war.
Yesterday was Eucharist at the Carmelites on the occasion of the patronal feast. The Mass was presided by our Br. Sergey Kippa, superior of our monastery, parish priest and dean of Left Bank Kyiv, who also preached the Word. (photo)
Ukrainian accents related to Pope Francis. A Greek Catholic nun presents a bouquet of flowers. (photo) The translator is a friar minor from Ukraine.
Sharhorod, Vinnytsia province (yesterday):
The end of the Year of the Holy Cross was celebrated. (photo) There was a delegation of the Capuchins, Br. Patryk and Br. Igor from Vinnytsia and Br. Błażej from Kyiv. Thank you to all of you who prayed for Ukraine yesterday, for peace and an end to the war. May God reward you.
Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina:
Ukrainians pray for peace in their hearts and in their homeland. (photo, Br. Jerzy Steliga)
May God bless and keep us.