Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 281

December 2, 2022
Capuchin Communications

December 2, 2022

Terrorists attacked Zaporizhzhya and Kharkiv at night and in the morning. (photo) The civilian population, ordinary residents are suffering. In the area of Bahmut regular fights.

The Word… I listen to the Word and think more about Ukraine than Lebanon especially the biblical one.  “Will not in a short time already Lebanon turn into a garden, and will the garden be considered a forest? In that day the deaf will hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind, free from gloom and from darkness, will see.”
May this Word prophecy of an already “short time” be fulfilled on Ukrainian soil, so that people will see and hear that God is love and loves them.
Ps 27. “The Lord is my light and my salvation, *.
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord the defender of my life, *.
before whom should I fear?”

Come, Lord Jesus!

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

Good shepherd, Br. Joseph, freely you have received, give freely too.
Joseph brought gifts from Poland. We thank our Polish benefactors. (photo)
A majority of children at a Rorate Mass during a spontaneous prayer of intercession pray for the end of war and for peace in Ukraine.
Parcels are already waiting for our needy children for the Feast of St. Nicholas, for the elderly when when we them with the Sacraments, and for other people in a village near Vinnytsia.
Once again let us pray for our Benefactors from Poland and the Capuchin World. (photo)
Brother Sergey Kippa, as custos of the custody of Ukraine, came to visit our community. (photo)

Our Br. Patrick evaluated our new high altar with the expert eye of an artist. (photo)

Br. Andrew’s name day was attended by Brother Custos from Kyiv with his brothers and brothers from nearby fraternities. The Capuchin sisters and the Josephite sisters celebrated with us. (photo)
In being together we were not disturbed by alarms throughout Ukraine.
God, grant peace to us and to Br. Andrew as well.

Catechesis for the beginning of Advent in one of the houses in Kharkiv. A miracle of Divine love is the fact that there was light in that house at that time. Among those preaching was Br. Vladislav from Kamianske. (photo)
This is what our wartime reality looks like. (photo)

War joke. Winter is coming—we are chopping wood. Mr. Nikolai, the man in the photo is the donor and maker of the altar. (photo)

Echo of the Poland-Argentina game. We are talking about Wojciech Szczesny, who has already defended two penalties at the World Cup in Qatar.
Let me just add that Wojciech’s spouse is Mrs. Marina, a Ukrainian from… Vinnytsia. As a two-year-old girl, she left with her parents for Poland. (photo)

Come, Lord Jesus!