Letter from Br. Błażej: Night 211

September 23, 2022
Capuchin Communications

September 23, 2022 (St. Padre Pio)

We survived another war night. Thank God!

Saint Padre Pio is a living Saint. He is the patron saint of our presence in Ukraine and of our Custody. With his help, many problems–insurmountable for us–we managed to survive.

After February 24–when the war began–having a night watch, I often went to him asking for help and intercession. At our place in Kyiv, where the shrine of Padre Pio is, the hostilities did not affect us. The Russians did not enter Kyiv. Saint Padre Pio, pray for us.

The Word… Put Jesus first, and in your life, I promise you, you will have time for everything, just as Qoheleth says. You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God. God is love!

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

Miracles in our custody through the intercession of Padre Pio:

Returning to our Vinnytsia monastery.

Receiving land, collecting documentation for the construction of a church in Kyiv.

Beginning of construction of the Kyiv monastery.

Our presence in Dnipro and Kamianske.

End of struggle, recovery of the church and beginning of the renovation of the church in Dnipro.

Completion of construction and occupancy of the church and monastery in Kyiv.

Spiritual and material assistance we have received and are receiving to serve and help the victims of this war. Let us pray for our Benefactor Brothers. These are just some of the visible, tangible miracles of Padre Pio in our Custody of Ukraine.

Yesterday, there was an air raid alert at our place. Kindergarten children sheltered in our lower church. (photo) Academy is working, and in the evening there was a youth meeting. (photo)

Invitation to Prayer of Worship with Mary. (photo)

May God guard us and grant us peace.
St. Pio, pray for us and for Ukraine.