Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 299

December 20, 2022
Capuchin Communications

December 20, 2022

Last night was very restless. In Kyiv, Vinnystia night alarms. The morning quiet. Around noon alarms. People in our shelters (monastery basements). In the East and South regular war. People are dying on the front.
In Donbass night shelling, two people were killed. (photo)
God, give us peace.

The Word… “How will it happen if I don’t know my husband?” Question, still questions…
How can Jesus be born in my life, in my family, in my community, in Ukraine? How? There is an answer: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will cover you with a shadow… For nothing is impossible for God.”
And one more thing, your answer: “… be it unto me according to thy word.”
This is the way of the conception and birth of God in you… Holy Spirit…

Come, Lord Jesus!

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

Croatia (from Jure Sarcevic):

Dear Sergei!
A truck with humanitarian aid for Ukraine has arrived in Lviv. Unloading is in progress.
Greetings and God’s peace to Ukraine,

Let’s pray for our benefactors!

Photo from a concert in our Capuchin church. (photo)

Christmas tree. Christmas decoration underground… in subway. (photo)

Consequences of Russian terrorism in Kyiv and Dnipro. (photo)

Polish painter, Maciej Fogel. In Kharkiv in a destroyed building in the center of the city. It was a brand new large office building. Destroyed in the first days of the war. (photo)

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Today, for St. Nicholas Day, in the eastern rite, Russian terrorists “gifted” Ukrainian children with new strikes… This has already happened: Ukrainian children in their letters to san Nicolas ask for PPO (anti-missile systems), armor and victory. They understand everything. (photo)

A day of recollection and a visit by Santa Claus to a day care center for children and youth at the Josephite Sisters. Brother Sergey Voronyuk, leads the day of recollection. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Kyiv (Br. Sergey Kippa, custos):
Today we are almost all day without light, the batteries went out. I don’t know if it will be possible to join. We will see what will happen. Or we won’t see because it will be dark.
The ophthalmic equipment donated earlier from Milan (Opera San Francesco) in action. (photo)

Dnipro (Br. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
A brief meeting with the Bishop and a blessing for the holidays. (photo)

Come, Lord Jesus!