Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 353

February 12, 2023
Capuchin Communications

February 12, 2023

The previous night and day had been emotionally, mentally exhausting for all of us. This night was calm, the morning also. We are waiting to see what will happen next.

The Word… God’s Word today gives us in abundance. “For great is the wisdom of the Lord, He has great power and sees all things.”
God sees that by our own efforts we are not able to fulfill the word, to live the word. Because of this, we may grieve, we may be dissatisfied with ourselves. There is Good News: we need God to live this Word to ensure our happiness.
God is love.

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

Brothers in Lviv invite you to the next prayer meetings and night and day. (photo)

Invitation to Art-Therapy, a meeting at our monastery in Kyiv. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Lviv (Br. Zbigniew Sawchuk):
In Lviv, brother Volodya Procko, Zoya Kutrysh the elder of the Khmelnytskyi community and deputy elder Alla Gucol attended the meeting with the SFO general. (photo)

Kyiv (Bro. Sergey Kippa):
I thank my guardian for visiting my parents on the way back from Kherson! There was supposed to be only coffee.
And I’m off to the seminary in Horodok for a day of recollection for seminarians.
Then I’m taking our regional brothers in charge of the SFO to Kyiv for a meeting hosted by Volodya P.
To all a blessed afternoon and Sunday. +

Kyiv/Kherson (Bro. Adam Wróbel):
Brothers we happily returned to Kyiv with the Sisters. One can tell many stories. One can admire the priests who minister there. You live in constant tension whether another rocket will not fall on you. Tonight there was heavy shelling of the city (as there is every night). Mass in the morning, then departure. At the end our occupants bid us farewell with shelling.
Today we got information from the doctor at the hospital where I was yesterday, that another baby was born (photo). In the photo, the room where he lies, and then during the shelling with his mother goes to the shelter. We received a thank-you note from the hospital. On the way back we were with Sergei’s parents. (photo)
More. The optimism, the joy of Dr. Svetlana is great. Despite everything around her, she gushes with joy. (photo)

Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):
The Minister General of the SFO visited our House in Lviv. (photo)

Krasyliv (Br. Maciej Styburski):
In Krasyliv, traditionally on Saturday, the process of making candles for the army is underway! (photo)

Kamianske/Lviv (Br. Volodymyr Procko):
Meeting with the Minister General of the Secular Franciscan Order Brother Robert Kauzerom in Lviv. (photo)

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

Jesus lives!