Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 323

January 13, 2023
Capuchin Communications

January 13, 2023

Yesterday’s day and night in central Ukraine was calm. We have had calm skies for a few days. Fierce fighting is being carried out in Soledar and Bahmut, Donetsk region. People are constantly being killed… God, grant us a just peace.

The Word… “The great works of God let us not forget.”
My life, like yours, is one great work of God. Everything I have, I have from God. Life, vocation, priesthood…..different people met on the road of life, I have everything from God. My only property is my sin, which God in His mercy forgives me. Everything else I have from God, therefore: “Let us not forget the great works of God.”
God is love! God loves you!

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

The Christmas season traditionally continues. Nativity scenes are set up, caroling goes on. (photo)

Our friends’ caroling trip to the Kharkiv area. (photo)

Kyiv, Ukraine/Zurich, Switzerland:
Christian Relief Service. Mr. Alexander Yasinsky from Kyiv, our parishioner, was given permission for the mission of ministry in the CRS. (photo)

A wartime joke. Maybe not a joke? Candy with the Ukrainian flag and the inscription: “Glory to Ukraine—Glory to Heroes.” (photo)

News from the brothers:

Kamianske (Bro. Volodya Procko):
Caroling in the streets and a shopping center in Kamianske. (photo)

Starokostiantyniv (Br. Slawomir Plonski):
Meeting of the community of the Secular Franciscan Order. (photo)

Krasyliv (Br. Maciej Styburski):
An oasis for children (8-12/13 years old) was held this week. 93 children from practically all of Ukraine came. Children of displaced persons were present.

Kamianske/Horodok (Br. Vladislav Gmyrko):
The second round of the School of Chaplains was held on January 11-14. Participating in addition to religious and diocesan priests ta lay people were Brothers Anton Podgorny, Vadym Shtogryn, Leonid Kushniruk, Vladislav Gmyrko. Participants listened to lectures on Ukrainian History, Scripture, Philosophy, International Humanitarian Law. (photo)

Jesus lives!