Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 262

November 13, 2022
Capuchin Communications

November 13, 2022

Yesterday in Kyiv we fell asleep hearing sirens, air raid alerts. Commands in messenger apps: go down into hiding and stay in a safe place until further notice. None of the brothers, and I suspect just a few other people go down to basements and shelters. This is not a form of courage—more of a habit, maybe indifference, a kind of war syndrome. I don’t know, time will tell.

Today is a new day. The Lord’s Day. We have opened our eyes, we will celebrate, another “little Passover”, which is every Sunday. Jesus is alive!

The Word: Today is the second last Sunday of the Church Year. Next Sunday is already Christ the King. The Liturgical Year is coming to an end, all readings talk about the end of the world, eschatology: “And for you who worship my name, the sun of righteousness will rise, and healing in its wings.” And for us, it does not end, for believers, for Christians, “life changes, but it does not end.”

Fear not, God is love and “in true love there is no fear.”

We celebrated the Eucharist at 9 a.m. Another alert. Thank God for everything and at all times.

God loves you!

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

Another Alpha Course. (photo)
Present at the Eucharist was Mr. Volodymyr, provincial of the Ukrainian province of the Knights of St. John Paul II. He is also our angel, angel of Ukraine. (photo)
We pray for our Benefactors.
In our lower church, without lights, by flashlights, first therapeutic training took place: How to deal with stress and war anxiety. A practical lesson. Ola, thank you.

Brother Sergei, the custos, makes changes in our fraternity and parish community in Kamianske. The old and new guardian and pastor, Brother Adam, moves to Kyiv. Brother Vladislav from Starokostiantyniv to Kamianske. Brother Paul goes to Vinnytsia. Eucharist and farewell to the brothers. Joy about those who are coming to us. We are waiting for brother Volodia. (photo)

Our angel, a good man, is already in Kazakhstan at an Alpha Conference. Meeting after years with Fr. Arthur, where years ago we preached retreats together. “We are still missing only you,” writes Marcin from Astana, Kazakhstan. (photo)

Invitation to next Prayer of Worship. (photo)

Peace! Everyone is invited to Krasyliv to celebrate the name day of the Leonid brothers (Kushneruk and Michalets). Festive dinner will be held on November 16th at 1.30 p.m. We are waiting with longing! We will host everyone with wild pleasure!

Lviv/Krakow, Poland:
Greetings from Poland from Rev. Stanislaw Kantor who “got up from his coffin,” as he says himself. He is planning a pilgrimage from Khmelnytskyi to Berdychiv. (photo)

May God grant peace.