Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 263
November 14, 2022
Morning. A good morning. The sun is shining, there is electricity, so far. God has given us a new day. Deo gratias!
Kharkiv was shelled again at night. After a moment of peace. God, give us peace!!!
The Word… “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” So cried the blind man near Jericho, and Jesus healed him, saying: “What do you want me to do for you?” He answered: “Lord, that I may see.” Jesus answered him: “See through, your faith has healed you.” “Immediately he saw through and followed Him, glorifying God.” What did the blind man regaining his sight see? A very simple answer, that God is love! Seeing that God loved him, he worshiped God. This is the Jesus Prayer, this is true Christianity. God loves you, start worshiping God.
We live in war, we don’t live by war.
Today in our Franciscan liturgical calendar, we remember St. Nicholas Tavelić and companions, martyrs of today’s Croatia. We greet Brother Jure Sarcevic and the brothers of the Province of Croatia. Peace and Good. Thank you for your prayers and financial assistance. Thank you! Jure, keeping our spirits up, writes about the war that you as Croats lived through. Your war lasted 4 years. Maybe this aggression of Russia on Ukraine will be shorter. God, grant us peace.
Patriotism from childhood. Mom asks a girl: “Why do you put the money in your wallet?” The girl answers: “For the ZSU, for the soldiers.” (photo)
Tears and joy, when people meet Ukrainian soldiers. (photo)
City Hero, with no comments. (photo)
Yesterday by noon, Ukraine once again “red.” (photo)
Prayer of worship at the Cathedral. (photo)
A group of people, refugees, displaced persons, who agreed to be photographed together with Sr. Bogumila, a Nazareth Sister—the heart of our ministry to those in need.
A photo in our church, in front of the altar. (photo)
Our angel, Marcin Izyk, while at the Alpha Conference, visits parishes where we preached retreats together years ago. A man of God, Fr. Artur Zaras, runs homes for children.
Artur we greet you, pray for you and thank you for your spiritual and material help.
God is love. (photo)
Yesterday, for the first time in a long time, our parishioners were able to enter the church through the central entrance. The stairs and plaza are still under construction, but the results are already visible. (photo) We prayed for our Benefactors. God is love!
May God protect us and grant us peace !