Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 336

January 26, 2023
Capuchin Communications

January 26, 2023

Yesterday morning calm. As of 9:17 a.m., alerts throughout Ukraine.
In the afternoon, another alert across Ukraine. In the evening, powerful explosions in the Dnieper River. We are waiting for information. During the night and this morning alarms. Explosions can be heard. We hope it’s just anti-missile systems.

Very sad news has reached us. Near Bahmut a ZSU soldier, Vilatiy Gedzun died—a 31 years old, husband, father. A native of Khmelnytskyi. In his student days he lived at our monastery in Kyiv, helping us. Brother, rest in eternal peace! (photo)

The Word… The author of the Letter to the Hebrews asks, “Let us not forsake our common gatherings, as has become the custom of some, but let us encourage one another, and this the more clearly you see the day approaching.”
The word is simple, there is no salvation outside the Church. Hence the encouragement.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet, Lord, and a light on my path.”
God is love!

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

The brothers do not stop praying and once again invite us to a prayer vigil, night and day. (photo)

Our fraternity, invited to one of our families in the parish. Carol visit, we started in the dark, without electricity. (photo)
Catechesis for adults and youth began in our church. There were about 40 people at the first meeting. Thank God.

Photo report from volunteer team, Marcin Izyk. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Uzhgorod (Br. Marek Lisowski):
Preschoolers in our shelter, without light. The kindergarten ladies are animating games and making sure that the children do not lose their cheerfulness. (photo)