Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 360
February 19, 2023
Yesterday by lunchtime all of Ukraine was red, rockets fired from the Black Sea covered with their range the entire sky over Ukraine. Intensive work of anti-missile systems.
This morning? The war normal, unfortunately Russian shelling, people are dying, civilians and military. Suffering of families who lost their loved ones in the war.
God, give us peace.
The Word… God gives us a beautiful Word, which we are not able to fulfill with our own strength. God, give us the desire to be saints.
“Be holy, for I am holy, the Lord your God.”
“You shall not harbor hatred in your heart against your brother.”
“… You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord!”
And that’s not all! Let’s keep listening!
“The Lord is gracious, full of mercy.”
“Brethren: Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys the temple of God, that one will be destroyed by God. The temple of God is holy, and you are it.”
“And I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you, that ye may become the sons of your Father.”
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
I invite you to read, listen to Psalm 103.
Come, Holy Spirit!
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
Last farewell to the guardian of the monastery, Brother Przemek, and his “charges.” (photo)
Volunteers from Italy in defense of Ukraine, in Bahmut. (photo)
The anniversary of the next Russian occupation of Ukraine is slowly approaching—February 24, 2022. Photos by Reuters journalists. (photo)
Meeting with the Word of God parents of children who are in catechesis at this time. (photo)
Tomorrow, February 20, Brother Leonid Majewski celebrates his name day. Brother Lonia, best wishes, perseverance and peace in your ministry in the deoccupied territories.
News from the brothers:
Lviv (Br. Zbigniew Sawczuk):
Together with two volunteers, we were at a rehabilitation center for soldiers who lost their limbs. More than food and care, which are good, they need support and faith. The presence of a believer helps them. I also noticed that soldiers who have faith can not only better endure disability, but also sustain others. (photo)
Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):
Classes of the Franciscan School of Evangelization are being held. The assistant, brother Volodya Procko. (photo)
Biblical meeting in Lviv at the Capuchins. (photo)
Night vigil. (photo)