Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 363
February 22, 2023
Yesterday, around lunchtime, information arrived about shelling of the Kherson area. Witnesses write about killed and wounded among civilians. The witnesses proved to be credible. Innocent people are still being killed.
A quiet night. At around 8:00 am, an alarm sounded across Ukraine.
The Word… The beginning of Lent, a time when God gives us His Spirit so that we return to Him, to the source of love: “Repent to the Lord your God! For He is compassionate, merciful, not inclined to anger, and rich in grace, and has mercy on the afflicted.”
Look at your life, your misery and turn to God and cry out and cry out Spirit of repentance, Spirit of prayer, Spirit of almsgiving come and convert me, in I will convert to you.
“In the name of Christ we ask: be reconciled to God!”
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
Speeches by the President of Poland, and the President from the United States. God give them the strength so that words are followed by actions. (photo)
Glory to Ukraine/Слава Україні.
25th round of the English league. All teams, players to support Ukraine will perform in blue and yellow ribbons on the shoulder. Thank you. (photo)
While the dictator, terrorist, Putin was speaking, innocent people were killed in Kherson, Ukraine. Note the drastic photos. (photo)
Church of two traditions, until 1948, Protestant church, St. John the Baptist and since 1948, Catholic church, St. Augustine. Religious chapel of the Capuchin brothers. City of various towers. City streetcars with Ukrainian flags. (photo)
News from the brothers:
Kyiv/Kamianske (Bro. Adam Wróbel):
Preparations for tomorrow’s humanitarian aid trip to Kramatorsk and villages around Liman. (photo)
Today (Tuesday) with Br. Leonid and volunteer Sveta we were in Краматорськ (Kramatorsk), Лиман (Lyman), Зарічне (Zarichne), Donetsk province. We distributed support: food products, chemicals and clothes. We also brought food to the military men standing on the front line. Explosions were constantly heard in the village of Зарічне (Zarichne) during our stay. One of the rockets hit a building. Our boys drove us heavy military equipment in gratitude for the products. The residents thanked us for not forgetting them. (photo)