Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 266

November 17, 2022
Capuchin Communications

November 17, 2022

The night passed peacefully. First alarms in Kyiv at 8 o’clock. Two missiles were shot down over Kyiv. The war continues. In Vinnytsia it was calm. The first fine snow appeared!

Currently three Iranian drones have been seen over Vinnytsia. Once again the whole Ukraine “in red”. In the whole state air raid alerts.

The Word: In this Word there is hope for an end to war and a just peace: “If this day you only knew what makes for peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes.” One request: “Do not harden your hearts today, but listen to the voice of the Lord.”
Christ the Lord. Christ the King. Christ the Ruler over us!
God is love!

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

This is my first letter, which I am writing from my new place of life and pastoral work. I arrived yesterday afternoon. I thank the brothers, nuns and parishioners of Kyiv. The brothers in Vinnytsia welcomed me very warmly making me aware of the unique place and strategic location of our monastery. May God protect us!

The sisters, especially Sr. Bogumila, with the help of the brothers continue to assist our displaced and refugees. (photo)

Complicated work on the installation of the Capuchin altarpiece is underway. (photo)
We protest against the war—with work.

Collecting humanitarian aid for Kherson. (photo)
Since yesterday we have been laying tile on the steps in front of the church. (photo)

Nothing special, only three missiles arrived, and perhaps four, the sound of the bombs was the same as on February 24… We have electricity and we celebrate St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

May God protect us!