Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 293

December 14, 2022
Capuchin Communications

December 14, 2022

It has been quiet for some time, without alarms. Yesterday at about 2:44 pm all Ukraine turned “red”, that is, threat of combat and shelling on the territory of all Ukraine. This morning first short alarm around 6:00 am. 13 kamikaze drones in Kyiv. All of them were shut down by anti-missile systems. Residential houses were damaged by fractions from the drones. No one was hurt. We are alive! God, give us peace!

The Word… There is hope, there is light because God is God, not man.
“I am the Lord and no one besides Me. I make light and I create darkness, I cause prosperity and I create misery. I, the Lord, do all these things.”
“I, the Lord, am the Creator of it all.”
A powerful Word!
“Am I not the Lord, and is there no other god besides Me? The righteous and saving God does not exist apart from Me. Turn to Me for salvation, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and no one else!”
There is hope, we have a chance.
“…… the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead rise from the dead, the gospel is preached to the poor.”
Come, Lord Jesus!

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

Night shelling in Dnipro region: residential houses, and innocent people in them. (photo)

Minsk, Belarus:
New custos of the custody of Belarus: Br. Siarhia Maciuszonak. (photo)
Congratulations to the brothers in Minsk on their new organ. (photo)

We were clearing snow from the steps in front of the church. A siren sounded, an alarm. People began to descend into the basement of our church, (the shelter under the church). They were mostly women, children, a group of schoolchildren with a teacher. City transportation did not stop. Life continued to go on. We cleared snow from the stairs and the church yard while the alarm continued. People stayed in shelter, in our monastery cellars.

It’s history now. Our angels Marcin and Zbyszek are already in Poland. Photos from Kamianske, at our brothers. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Kamianske (Br. Vladislav Gmyrko):
Some photos from yesterday’s trip. (photo)

Come, Lord Jesus!