Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 258

November 9, 2022
Capuchin Communications

November 9, 2022

Thank God, a new and even sunny day dawns. Electricity shutdown on schedule, every 4 hours, for 5 hours with electricity.
In Kyiv, yesterday alarms were around 10:30 p.m. War “normal.”
At night, terrorist (war) air raid attacks on Dnipro. On the fronts regular war, people are dying. God, give us peace.

The Word… Here is the true Church: “Brothers: You are God’s building.”
The foundation of the true Church: “For no one can lay a foundation but that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
Knowing this: “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”
Be careful: “If anyone destroys the temple of God, that one will be destroyed by God. The temple of God is holy, and you are it.”
This is the true Church, in Ukrainian “tserkva”: She, Mother and Head. God is love, He gave us a Mother!

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

A two-day therapeutic seminar is held in the premises of our monastery. It is led by Mr. Karl Presner from Denmark and organized by the Christian Relief Service (ХСП). (photo)

Invitation to the Eucharist and praise of God for the gift of Br. Vladislav, who has ended his ministry in Starokostiantyniv and is beginning his life and work in Kamianske. May God bless you. (photo)

Thanks to our Benefactors, we can purchase groceries and support our brothers and sisters, families who, because of the war, had to leave their homes, apartments and became displaced persons, refugees.
Unloading of another delivery. (photo) Similarly in our other Capuchin houses.

At our monastery, the Nazareth sisters run a day-care center for children. Traditionally, at lunchtime the children sleep. The war affects everyone, children included. Perhaps in not very comfortable conditions, but more safe, our children rest in the basement, the former Cana café. (photo, Br. Sergei, custom)

A form of protest against the war and the “spirit of war”, is to create something new, new projects, which have been financed even before the war. Stairs and square in front of the Capuchin church. (photo)

May God grant us peace and keep us safe.