Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 265

November 16, 2022
Capuchin Communications

November 16, 2022

Yesterday after lunch, all of Ukraine was “red”. About 100 missiles were fired by Russia into Ukraine. Consequences of the liberation of Kherson and the beginning of the G20 convention without Putin. 70 rockets were destroyed by Ukrainian air defense systems, as many as 15 hit the power infrastructure. This was the largest missile attack on the power grid since the beginning of the war. This is how Russian terrorism manifests itself. (photo) Winter is coming. The first frosts. God, grant us peace.

The Word… The previous two days, the Word about the blind man at Jericho and Zacchaeus. For various reasons, they could not see or hear. Jesus met with them and removed the obstacle. Today we have a different situation: “for I was afraid of you, because you are a demanding man; you take up what you did not lay down and you harvest what you did not plant.” The answer: “Take the gold coin from him and give it to the servant who has ten.” “God opposes the proud, gives grace to the humble.” God is love.

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

Construction of the high altar is nearly completed. (photo) We pray for our Benefactor, Mr. Nicholas, who is the sponsor and contractor.
Evening Mass in our friars choir without lights. (photo)

This morning we had no light. Our community prayers were held, as yesterday, with lights of smartphones. (photo) God give us peace !
Yesterday, during the air raids, one mother came with two small children to our “shelter”, the lower church. After an hour more and more people are coming down to the shelter. Already there are about 10 mothers with small children.

Brother Maciej invites you to celebrate the name day of two of our Leonid brothers. Once again, 100 years! Многая літа!
Somewhere over Starokostiantyniv or Krasyliv a missile was supposedly knocked down. There was quite a strong bang. We saw four more missiles flying further. Maybe towards Lviv.

Shelling in Lviv. I heard 4 explosions on the street. There was no blast, but the explosions were not quiet.
We celebrate the liberation of Kherson from the occupiers. (photo)

May God protect us and grant us peace.