Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 276

November 27, 2022
Capuchin Communications

November 27, 2022

A new day. It’s been calm in our area, so far. Information has arrived about alarms and air raids in the Dnipro and Kherson regions since this morning. God, give us peace!

The Word… This Advent for us, for Ukraine and the course of the war, is very important. Isaiah says that: “All nations will flow to it (the Temple of the Lord), a multitude of peoples will go and say: “Come, let us ascend to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob! ” And further, “He will be a peacemaker among the peoples and a judge for the numerous nations. Then they shall turn their swords into plowshares, and their spears into sickles. Nation against nation they will not raise the sword, they will no longer prepare for war.” There is hope, there is optimism. Come, Lord Jesus!!!

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

Excerpts from a letter from Brother Bill Hugo of the Province of St. Joseph.

In America we follow the news about your country with great concern and empathy. You are struggling with so many problems. We pray for peace that is based on justice.

Wałcz, Poland:
Although Advent has not yet begun, with us—thanks to our Benefactors from Wałcz, the Sowacz family and the material goods brought by Br. Joseph Chromy—we already have Christmas, Christmas Day. Now just need the Spirit of Advent and we are already prepared to celebrate, despite the war. Let us pray for our Benefactors.

Warsaw, Poland:
Brother Joseph bought a generator from the funds of Capuchin, fraternal aid. Let us pray for our Benefactors. (photo)

Advent decoration is ready. Come, Lord Jesus. (photo)

Wałcz, Poland:
Solidarity, brotherly solidarity between Poland and Ukraine is not waning. Through the mouths of children God speaks. Ola, thank you sincerely. I love you too. (photo)

Brothers live their fraternal life and pastoral ministry in the dark. Report from Brother Custos below. (photo)

Brother Joseph, guardian and pastor, brought more humanitarian aid from Poland. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Peace Brothers! Today Dnipro was again attacked with missiles. They hit residential neighborhoods. Our small friary felt a strong sound wave. A hearty advent greeting. (photo)

Crafting for a fair to support the army. (photo)

Today in Khmelnytskyi there was a regional meeting for Secular Franciscans. Mass, conference, small groups, sharing. Despite the winter weather, quite a number of people came from all over Khmelnytskyi province (about 80 people). Also present as guests were the national superior Zoya Kutrysh and the national assistant Br. Krzysztof Pec OFM Conv. (photo)

The Night of Vigil in Lviv has begun. (photo)

May God show His face and guard us.

Come, Lord Jesus!