Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 339

January 29, 2023
Capuchin Communications

January 29, 2023

It’s been calm in our region. Alarms, rocket fire in the East and South of Ukraine. Sunday morning has been calm. We wait to see what the day will bring.

The Word… To hear God, one must have this attitude: “Seek the Lord, all humble of the earth…” Hearing the voice of God, you will have a heart full of peace, even in war.
“… There will be no one to frighten them.” “Blessed are…” “Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in heaven.”
Heaven, the Kingdom of God, is already here and we are waiting for it!
God is love.

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

On this day in 2017 Bishop Stanislaw Padewski, Capuchin bishop, died in the Capuchin monastery in Sędziszów Małopolski, Poland. He was auxiliary bishop of Kam’yanets’-Podil’s’kyi 1995-98, auxiliary bishop of Lviv 1998-2002, diocesan bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzhya 2002-09, senior bishop of Kharkiv-Zaporizhzha diocese since 2009. (photo)

A small, big miracle. At one caroling event together, little Rostik, made gestures with his hands, imitating a guitarist. I noticed the boy and said to the gathered people that someone should buy the boy a guitar—the boy lives with his grandmother, and it will be difficult to buy a guitar from her pension. The following Sunday, the benefactor brought and handed the guitar to Rostik. The presentation of the guitar. (photo) Let us pray for Rostik and for our Benefactors.

Military chaplaincy and more. I received this material from a friend in Kharkiv. I invite you to listen, especially to our chaplain brothers.

War and its face:
A photo with a mobile Russian crematorium appeared on the Internet. (photo)
In Russia, if a soldier’s body is not returned from the war, the family receives no compensation or other form of support.

Caroling. Parents with their children under the watchful eye of the Nazareth sisters. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Dnipro (Br. Jerzy Zielinski):
The site after the explosion of this rocket in Dnipro 2 weeks ago. Today I was very close to the site at our parishioners. The horrifying sight was on the day of the explosion. Fire, smoke, stench, collapses, under which there were dead bodies and people still alive. A missile did not hit the thermal power plant 3km from this place.
A lot of cars stop at this place at the bus stop, which has become a sort of symbolic grave of those who unexpectedly lost their lives. People comment and some pray. The wounds inflicted by the ongoing war will take a long time to heal. Kyrie eleison. (photo)

Krasyliv (Br. Maciej Styburski):
Another day working on candles for the army. (photo)

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

Kyiv (Br. Sergey Kippa):
Our good friend journalist Jakub Maciejewski put up a list of “reliable” organizations that can be trusted, including us, miserable people.
Nazareth nuns were called there Ursulines, but I wrote him a request for correction.
To all a blessed Sunday!

Jesus lives!