Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 254

November 5, 2022
Capuchin Communications

November 5, 2022

We are alive. Thank God. In the morning there were shellings of Odessa and Dnipro districts.

Yesterday after 4 pm, all of Ukraine was “red” i.e. an alert declared throughout Ukraine. 9.15 AM Kyiv time, the alert started in our Kyiv area and all of Ukraine, just like yesterday. God, grant us peace. According to the schedule, electricity is off for 4 hours. We are now without light.

The Word… Note: There is a Word for those who claim, or who were told as children, that they are good for nothing, that they can’t do anything, that… etc. St. Paul, in today’s letter says clearly “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.” Do you hear this Word? In God, in Jesus and with Jesus I can do all things, all things in You who strengthen me. I take this Word very personally. Among other things, I put this Word on my priestly ordination image. Only in Jesus, one can survive this and other wars. In this one in the head and in the emotions too… God is love and with God you can do everything…!!!

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

Continuation of the renovation of our chapel. We pray for our Benefactors. Ora et labora. Prayer and work. (photo)
Invitation to the Night of Vigil with Mary.

This is what an ambulance that returned from the Kharkov area looks like. No casualties have been reported. (photo)

Yesterday, aid was once again distributed to our refugees. Essential products already bought in Ukraine, finances received from our Benefactors. With prayers and gratitude for our Benefactors.
Yesterday’s daily adoration was in the dark, only by candlelight. (photo)
Another session of the School of Mary. A while in the basement and a while by candlelight.
Today our brother Slawomir Plonski celebrates his name day. Brother, may God show you His true Face. (photo)
Continuation of work on the steps and square in front of the Capuchin church. Photo with special wishes for Br. Rafal P. (photo)

Retreat of the Franciscan Youth has begun. (photo)

Blessing of an apartment in Vynniky near Lviv. They have a community there whose patron saint is Saint John Paul II. I didn’t know about it, but coincidentally I took a relic of Pope to pass on through Piotr to Denver in the USA. As it turned out later, John Paul II also went to other people in the neighborhood.
“And God’s blessing descends on this house.” Your ways are not our ways but it is good that we know that. (photo)

May God guard us and grant us peace.