Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 267
November 18, 2022
In yesterday morning’s air raids innocent people were killed, civilians. Some were wounded. Most affected were people in Dnipro, where our brothers live. (photo) Thank God, the brothers are alive. God, give us peace!
Frosty morning. The first serious frost. A little snow. Our boys at the front, in the trenches, risk their lives to defend us from Russian occupation.
God, give us peace!
The Word… This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday. The Word prepares us. “My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” A house of prayer, a house of intimate listening to God, the King. A den of robbers, a place of turmoil, violence, rivalry, war. Your heart? We are invited to a home, a close, intimate relationship, where the King is the one who loves you and gave his life for you. God is love. Christ the Master! Christ the Ruler. Christ the Lord over us!!!
We live in war. We do not live by war.
Patriotism. There comes a time for everything. In a jar buried but unforgettable Ukrainian flag that saw the light of day. Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes! Слава Україні! Героям слава!
The resting place of mortal remains (relics) of the Venerable Servant of God Fr. Seraphim Kaszuba. At the grave, candle —light, flowers—life. Thanks to the Custos of the grave of Fr. Seraphin, Brother Joseph.
Main nave. (photo) Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. (photo) All-day Adoration, welcome…
Modernity in the form of television. (photo) God is love!
Winter. Brother Stasiu from Starokostiantyniv announces winter with a smile on his face. (photo) Stasiu, soon spring will come and with it new hope for an end of the war.
School of icons. Ms. Dorota who teaches nuns from Argentina and the USA the art of icon writing was a student of our Capuchin “Eikonon schole” in Uzhgorod. Perhaps she outgrew her teachers? It is not for me to judge. (photo)
Invitation to the next “Marian night of vigil.”
Archbishop Mieczyslaw of Lviv and Bishop Jan Soblova of Zaporizhzhya and accompanying persons with the Holy Father Francis. (photo)
From the brothers of the Custody:
Deo gratias! With the help of God and the Secular Franciscans, we have completed the reconstruction of the friary in Lviv. (photo)
Info for those diligently following the renovations (especially our provincial vicar). Unfortunately, due to frost, the work is on hold until spring. What remains to be done are stairs to the monastery and the continuation of the square and parking lot. We are waiting… Spring will come soon. (photo)
Transferring the parish into good hands. The Pastor and “She-Pastor” (Adam and Jula). (photo)
Christian Rescue Service at Padre Pio House cooks lunches for 100 military personnel. (photo)
“Found” a nice car for our soldiers. Thank God for the sponsors , Andrew Lysokon and mechanics who brought this vehicle to efficiency. Victory is closer to us than we think! (photo) Jesus is the Lord!
In Starkon the main altar is being erected. (photo)
May God guard us and hold His fatherly hand over us.