Letter from Br. Błażej: Night 219
Oktober 1, 2022
We survived another war night. Recently there were the so-called referenda and more annexations. We don’t have friaries in those territories. There are people who are being subjected to mental and physical terrorism. The uncertainty and war in our minds is returning. What will happen next? Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us… God, give us peace.
The Word… God comes to help in His Word. The answer to another war in the head is the Word from the liturgy, Job’s words: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be hindered.” You can end this war… You are God, not me… Hence my prayer, my request “Let your merciful face shine upon your servant.” Ps 119
“Happy the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it”. God be blessed in what I hear and what I see! God is love!
We live in the war, we do not live by war.
Another day of Catholic Publishing Fair. Family meeting: Capuchin “Clara Studio” from Ukraine and Capuchin “Serafin” Publishing House from Poland and, above all, the meeting of Capuchin brothers and Mrs. Larissa from Vinnytsia. (photo)
Another meeting of leaders of the Consultation Center under the leadership of Br. Jerzy and Mrs. Iryna from Dnipro. (photo)
Staryi Ostropil, near Starokostiantyniv:
When I was a pastor in Staryi Ostropil, among other places, there were about 4 people left in this parish. I thought about closing the parish. Then Br. Casimir came forward with a proposal to place the headquarters of the Franciscan School of Evangelization there. And today? Brother Leonid celebrated Mass on the patronal feast. The parish and the School of Evangelization are alive. Praise be to God! Who has ears and eyes…
As you know, after several weeks, Dnipro was attacked again yesterday. Fortunately, our “mini monastery” was not affected, but it was very close to it. There was an attack on a bus park, a farmer’s market and other facilities… Out of 200 buses, 14 survived, and I attached some photos. (photo)
As a brother recently said, “you can live peacefully in war”, maybe… for him…
May God protect us!