Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 379

March 10, 2023
Capuchin Communications

March 10, 2023

That previous night, where more than 80 rockets fell, was terrible. Russian terrorism will be filled with revelations. In the last day Russian terrorism fired 95 rockets of various types. In the morning, an anti-aircraft alert across Ukraine.

The Word… This story about Joseph of Egypt was read to me by my mother as a child. I didn’t hear much, I understood, but I remember. God brings good out of this tragic story between brothers. War. From this tragic war, only God can bring out good for us. Only God…
“God so loved the world, That He gave His only begotten Son; everyone who believes in Him has eternal life.”
Life eternal… that’s why seeing so much human tragedy, so much innocent death, we can boldly proclaim that a Christian does not die… “Герої не вмирають.”

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

Yesterday’s rocket raid. (photo)

Today (yesterday), during another alert, in the basement of the monastery, Clara Studio, the children of the 4th grade had lessons in the geography of Ukraine. The topic: Crimea—it’s Ukraine. (photo)
In another basement/shelter room were children from another school and neighboring buildings.
And in yet another room of the monastery basement, representatives of the Vinnytsisa local cultural center continued the celebration of Shevchenko Day. Those present had the opportunity—during the alarms—while staying in the basement, to listen to Kobzar’s songs and poetry. (photo)

A word from Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki.

Kharkiv (from Ms. Tania P.):

The light has been gone 14 hours.
The Lord is my light and salvation, who should I fear ?

More manifestations, solidarity and sympathy with the struggling Ukraine. (photo)

Bachmut on fire. (photo)

Tomorrow, March 11, 2023, is his name day:
Brother Konstantin Morozov—Kyiv, our secretary and bursar of the Custody.

Brothers with the Secular Franciscan Order pray for peace with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Starokostiantyniv, Ukraine/Krakow, Poland (Br. Stanislaw Manski):

Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):
Pax! Our Br. Zbyszek conducts pastoral care in hospitals. He preaches Jesus, prays for the sick, displays movies talks. Praise the Lord for the gift of the Good News that our wounded defenders so need, which reaches them through Zbyszek’s ministry.
Community Stations of the Cross on Wednesdays. (photo)

People of goodwill who have already assisted us, open to further help.
Meeting with Ms. Tania, a journalist for the diocesan newspaper. (photo)

Uzhgorod (Br. Marek Lisowski):
We are adapting a room that serves, among other things, as a shelter for kindergarten children. We want to make it brighter and child-friendly. (photo)

Dnipro (Br. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
Today in Dnipro was handed over a generator, medical health care. From Yaroslav for Yaroslav. (photo)
Nota bene, his brother lost due to the war, arms and legs.

Jesus lives!