Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 287
December 8, 2022
Night shelling alarms in the south of Ukraine. Phosphorus rockets raining down on Avdiivka left a scorched earth effect. Deadly fireworks. (photo)
The morning was quiet in our region. Alarms in Kharkiv, in Nikolaev. Kyiv without light. God, give us peace!
The Word… “Adam, where are you?” Błażej, where are you? What is your reality? What is your life? You don’t need to be afraid, hide, run away.
Who do you listen to, what word do you follow? A lot of questions! The answer is one—just like Mary.
How will it happen…? How can Jesus—the Word—live in me? The answer: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you…”
Your decision: “Let it be done to me according to your word.” Just like Mary. God loves you!
We live in war, we do not live by war!
And to top it all off, a heavy snowstorm has hit Kyiv.
Traditionally siccis, fasting before the feast of the Immaculate Conception. During lunch we read the Passion of Christ. (photo)
This is how a city in the Donetsk region is burning. Residential houses are burning. (Photo)
Warsaw, Poland (Br. Tomasz Wroński, provincial vicar, Warsaw Province):
Mary Immaculate in our church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Warsaw. May she protect you! (photo)
Peace be with you!
Our angels, Marcin and Zbyszek, visited us on their war from Kherson, Odessa and other numerous Ukrainian cities back to Poland.
They left gifts, had a Capuchin dinner and, despite the night, went to their homes and numerous duties.
Let us pray for our Benefactors. (photo)
We are still in Ukraine. We are staying in the east at the moment. Along the way, we once again met with our friendly families from Kharkiv. This time we prepared individual Christmas gifts, cards and gingerbread for them 🙂 Thank you dear brothers and sisters of the Tree of Life community for this! You guys are wonderful. Thank you! 🙂
(photo—these children live in the basement)
St. Nicholas at the school of the Sisters of Nazareth, which are located in the premises of our monastery. St. Nicholas with a Capuchin beard of Br. Victor D. (photo)
Pastoral care with children who suffer the most from the war, darkness at home through lack of light. It is good that there are Capuchin brothers (Br. Leonid) and Capuchin sisters. (photo)
News from the brothers:
Uzhgorod (Br. Marek Lisowski):
Our schedule for today. Our street is in blue. White color is times “with electricity.” Greetings. (photo)
Come, Lord Jesus!