Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 300
December 21, 2022
Yesterday morning and a quiet day. The biggest inconvenience is the lack of electricity and related, heat, water mobile telephony and internet. This “jubilee” night was peaceful in our area. God, grant us peace!
In Kyiv and Dnipro, extreme light shutdowns.
The Word… The Lord is near. Listen, these are prophetic words, for us, for Ukraine and for you…
“Sing out, Daughter of Zion! Lift up a joyful shout, Israel! Rejoice and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord has removed the judgments upon you, He has removed your enemy; The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst, you shall no longer fear evil. On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Fear not, Zion! Let not your hands grow weak!” The Lord your God is in your midst, the Mighty One who will save, exult over you with joy, renew you with His love, raise a shout of joy.”
Like Mary in the presence of Elizabeth: “Glorify my soul to the Lord… for great things has the Almighty done to me…”
We live in war, we do not live by war!
Let us recall those most terrible nights and days, which took place in places where innocent people were tortured and died by the hands of Russian occupiers, terrorists. As experts say, it can hardly be called an army. (photos by Reuters Agency)
Preparations for Christmas are in full swing at the Capuchins. The Advent Retreat has ended. All-day confessional duty and Christmas tree time are beginning. In cooperation with Franciscan Youth and seminarians from “Redemptoris Mater” br Igor Mularski is decorating our church. The tender eye of br. Alexander Mogilny makes the appropriate corrections. (photo)
Come, Lord Jesus!
At the Shrine of Fr. Pio, Br. Adam celebrates the Eucharist, attended by the Christian Relief Service. (photo)
Christmas tree in a city square. Modest for obvious reasons, but there it is. Comparison by year. (photo)
News from the brothers:
Dnipro (Bro. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Meeting with our God, Lord, Creator, Savior. (photo)
Come, Lord Jesus!