Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 364

February 23, 2023
Capuchin Communications

February 23, 2023

Kharkiv experienced more rocket fire. More alerts in the south and east of Ukraine during the night.The Ukrainian army is reviving on the front. Let us pray for our defenders…
God, give us peace!

The Word… Every Word, especially now during Lent has its own special importance.
“Look! I lay before you today life and happiness, death and misery.” You have a choice. God does not take away your freedom. Jesus will repeat and give you the opportunity to choose, if you want to…
“If anyone wants to follow Me, let him deny himself, let him take up his cross every day and follow Me.” To follow Jesus, not before Jesus. Obey God, not yourself.
“Choose therefore to live, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, listening to His voice, clinging to Him.”
“Happy the man who trusts in the Lord.”

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

Bishop Pavel Goncharuk has asked priests to celebrate the Eucharist with appropriate intentions on February 24, the anniversary of Russia’s next attack on Ukraine.

Another batch of frontal candles made with their own hands by the Capuchin Sisters and parishioners went to their proper place. May they enlighten and warm our heroes.(photo)

Another invitation to the Prayer of Worship and Prayer Vigil. Capuchin friars invite you.

Rome/Vatican City:
On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, three days before the anniversary of another attack on Ukraine, Pope Francis received Father Vyacheslav Grynevych, a Pallottine priest and director of Caritas-Spes Ukraine, in a private audience. The Holy Father was presented with a cross made from shards of broken windows. (photo)

Wroclaw, Poland:
Church of the Capuchins, St. Augustine. Parish mission and Lent have begun. Let’s pray for each other. (photo)

Another defender, soldier, hero of the Ukrainian army was bid farewell, escorted to the cemetery. Andrey Lysakovki age 27, husband, father. May he rest in eternal peace.
Residents of Krasyliv and Slobidka, on their knees, with Ukrainian flags bid farewell to their countryman and hero. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Dnipro (Br. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
Air alerts in Dnipro during the year, since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine lasted 1375 times. Adding up, this alarm would last 44 days in a row. (photo)

Jesus lives!