Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 292

December 13, 2022
Capuchin Communications

December 13, 2022

Yesterday afternoon was quiet. There was a power outage in Kyiv. Today is quiet, as it has been for a few days. They say: “the calm before the storm.”
God, give us peace !

The Word… These and similar words sound different in a wartime.
“Behold, a poor man cried out and the Lord heard him,
and delivered him from all oppression.”
That poor man is me, that poor man is Ukraine, is every sinner. In this Psalm 34, there is hope for us, there is a way out, there is victory.
“Behold, the poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
and delivered him from all oppression.”
Hence my, our poor man’s cry COME LORD JESUS!
We ask You for peace in our hearts, righteous peace in Ukraine. COME…..

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

Br. Casimir is leading an Advent retreat at St. John Paul II Parish in Lviv. Let’s pray for Kazimierz and the listeners. (photo)

Br. Sergey Kippa, custos took part in a meeting of the Conference of Major Superiors of Male Religious of the RKC. The Invitee was the Apostolic Nuncio. (photo)

Thanks to our benefactors and thanks to the efforts of our guardian and pastor Br. Joseph we have connected the generator. God grant that we never have to turn it on.

Br. Yaroslav, sent a photo from the street, from Dnipro advertising with the caption “On December 25 we celebrate Christmas with the whole Christian world.” Interesting! (photo)

A message from the US:

“This attached photo and the simple message from us here in Detroit, Michigan USA: “We stand with Ukraine against the inhumane aggression of Putin and his war machine. His reward will be in hell.” (Photo)
Mark, Detroit

News from the brothers:

Kyiv (Bro. Sergey Kippa):
Finally back home. (photo from a meeting in Zhytomyr)

Kamianske (Br. Vladislav Gmyrko):
All brothers from Kamianske just returned from a trip to: Velyka Komyshuvakha, Izium, Kramatorsk. We brought help to the civilian and military population.
We also wish the Custos the gifts of the Holy Spirit on his birthday and name day.

Come, Lord Jesus!