Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 319

January 9, 2023
Capuchin Communications

January 9, 2023

Yesterday morning calm. In Zaporizhia and the oblast, rockets are flying, thank God not all explode. (photo)
Thank God and our defenders the night passed peacefully. Of course, in the east and south regular war. Plagued by shelling is Kherson, Zaporizhzhya, Nikopol and other frontline cities and neighborhoods. The area around the regional city of Sum was shelled. Information is now coming down about possible rocket attacks across Ukraine. We are waiting and praying. God grant us peace!

The Word… The Christmas season has come to an end in the liturgy. The so-called “Ordinary Time” begins, and immediately the Word at the beginning because the Christian’s journey begins with it, too.
“The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the Gospel!”
Repent means, follow Jesus, not before, but after Jesus.
“Follow me…”
Let us follow Jesus, who is the image of God, who is love.

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

Living Christmas nativity scene with a Capuchin in the background. (photo)

Traditional Christmas dedication of the monastery, church, pastoral premises, farm buildings. (photo)

Our guardian, Br. Joseph Chromy, preached yesterday the Word at our neighbors across the river, the Greek Catholics.

Eucharist with the Knights of St. John Paul II and a joint Rosary for men. (photo)

Seminarians with Fr. Rector at the Capuchins. (photo)
Parishioners. (photo)

Celebrating Christmas together. Brother Adam with displaced persons, participants of the Alpha Course. (photo)

War is war and Ukraine celebrates Christmas:

News from the brothers:

Uzhgorod (Bro. Marek Lisowski):
And now we are celebrating the name day of Br. Adam. (photo)

Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):
Night of Vigil in Lviv. (photo)

Dnipro (Br. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
The first charity concert of the year. (photo)

God is love!