Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 242

October 24, 2022
Capuchin Communications

October 24, 2022

Another war night has passed. The morning was calmer than previous days. There was electricity in the monastery all Sunday. We are with those who have no light, heat, etc. We are waiting for what the day will bring. Some brothers are already on their way to Provincial Chapter in Starokostiantyniv.

The Word… Tonight we will begin our Chapter of the Custody of Ukraine. God gives me a word for this time, celebrating our brotherhood. “Brothers: be good and merciful to one another. Forgive one another, as God has also forgiven you in Christ.”
“Your word, Lord, is truth, sanctify us in truth.”
God is love!
We live in war, we don’t live by war.

Children. Children of war. Victims of war. (photo)

Provincials, Marek and Rafał, with gifts from the Capuchin Sisters of Krakow, Poland. Donations, cookies and more… Let us pray for our Brothers and Benefactors. We still had electricity during social. (photo) Eucharist in already darkened Capuchin oratory. (photo)

Brother Leonid Kushniruk, assistant of the OFS attended the chapter of the local community in Letychiv. (photo)

Children—postponed First Holy Communion.
Mother and daughter at the Eucharist in our Capuchin choir. (photo)
Famous throughout our custody bilyanky, girls serving Mass. (photo)

Our Chapter:
From Brother Jure from Croatia.

“Dear Brother Błażej!
Thank you for another report on the aggression in Ukraine. This has been already 241 reports. Terrible, but we do not lose hope that good will overcome evil. We are with you with prayer, proximity and solidarity.
If the enemy continues to attack Ukraine, we must all continue to pray, because prayer is the most powerful weapon.
‘Two hands folded in prayer achieve more than two clenched fists’ (H. Camara).
I read that the Custody Chapter begins. Is it an election chapter? Please convey our greetings and prayers to all the brothers attending the chapter, especially Brother Marek and his companion.
I wish you many blessings and peace.
Brother Jure”

May God protect us and grant us peace.