Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 275

November 26, 2022
Capuchin Communications

November 26, 2022

We have survived the night, a new day begins. What will it be like? God will predict. It will be the best, because in it, too, God will show his true face.
Ukraine is fighting on the frontlines. Various brigades are repairing the effects of the bombardment so that there is light, heat and there is water in homes.
God, grant us to survive this war and this winter.

The Word… Listen to this Word—how relevant it is. In many homes, cities, villages there is no electricity, no light. And here God comes to our aid by giving such a Word:
“And they shall behold His face, and His name—on their foreheads. And there shall be no more night. And they shall not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God shall shine upon them, and they shall reign forever and ever.”
And further: “These words are reliable and true.”
We have light, having no electricity, having war and darkness.
With you the darkness will not be dark… Thank God !!!
God is love!

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

Rome, Italy:
Letter of the Holy Father Francis to the Ukrainian people. 9 months after the start of the war. (photo)
https://www.vaticannews.va/uk/pope/news/2022-11/lyst-papy-do-ukrajinskogo-narodu.html (in Ukrainian)

A group photo of the fraternity with the logo of our Benefactors, Kirche in Not. (photo)

“Nazareth” School on their excursion to the veterans museum in the House of Fr. Pio. (photo)


“Hi Błażej,
After all the structural changes [reorganization of the province of Austria—Henryk] I will probably be cut me off from your letters too. Your letters are very important, sometimes they depress you and make you angry because of helplessness. But fortunately, no better to say they are always a strong testimony of faith.
Therefore, if it is not a problem for you then send your e-mails directly to me.
We support you as much as we can, I wish you perseverance in faith to you as well as to the other brothers and lay people. I know how difficult it is to see the Lord God while living in the midst of injustice and cruelty.
Stay strong. May the Lord God give you strength. Support others.
Peace to you,
Kizu” (Br. Krzysztof Kurzok)

Advent is near. Brother Igor and his own brother who is on leave from ЗСУ (Ukrainian Armed Forces). He serves and helps on the front. Let’s pray for our boys and for Brother Igor’s brother as well. (photo)
Advent wreath on the door of the “Youth Academy” is ready. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Peace! In Krasyliv we “put up” a tent for extreme situations. There is a stove inside, there is still to be a generator if needed.
In recent days we had a lot of emergency moments: broke pipe in the boiler room of the kindergarten (caused by no electricity and high temperature), burned our amplifier in the church (through voltage and current fluctuations), burned the water pump. But we are coping!
Today about 100 people will come to Krasyliv for the School of Mary, which will be led by Piotr with the help of Andrzej and their catechists!
Greetings to all!

This tent was put up by the City Council. Inside is a stove, they are yet to bring a generator… They anticipate that maybe everything will be destroyed, then tents like this are to serve as points to warm up, load phones… (photo)

Kyiv (yesterday):
Good evening to all. Another blackout in Kyiv. Since yesterday we’ve only had a couple of hours of light, before 7 AM, and during the day for 40 minutes. Phone connection is bad. So far we are sitting in the dark.

May the Lord guard and protect us !