Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 384
March 15, 2023
Yesterday around noon all Ukraine was “red,” alarms on the territory of all Ukraine. Alarms in Kyiv.
Today war morning just like yesterday. All Ukraine red. Alarms all over the territory. Another alarm in Kyiv.
God, give us a just peace.
The Word… Another and not the last time God through Moses calls us to listen… “And now, O Israel, obey the laws and commandments which I teach you to obey, that you may live and come to possess the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, gives you.”
Obey so that, with God’s help, you will end the first war that is going on in your mind. Obey God, not yourself. “For which great nation has gods as close as the Lord our God, whenever we call upon Him?” The God who is love, the God who is near. Listen… “Your words, Lord, are spirit and life. You have the words of eternal life.”
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
Our angels, benefactors write from Kyiv.
Greetings from Kyiv. We are going to Donbas. (photo)
6-year-old Sasha Pascal from Odessa is returning to gymnastics training. The girl lost her leg as a result of last year’s rocket attack on Odessa. Sasha received a high-tech bionic prosthesis and re-learned how to walk. After four months of classes, the girl was able to return to gymnastics, which she had been practicing since she was 3 years old. Sasha was injured as a result of Russian shelling of the Bay resort town of Odessa. It happened on July 26, 2022. (photo)
News from the brothers:
Dnipro, Ukraine/Kielce, Poland (Br. Jerzy Zielinski):
I concelebrated the Eucharist today with Br. Prof. Zdzislaw Kijas at our brothers’ in Kielce, where he is preaching a retreat. I convey from him greetings to brothers Loni Michalec and Kostia. P.S. Years ago, he was the promoter of their master’s theses. (photo)
Lviv (Bro. Zbigniew Sawchuk):
Retreat at the Greek Catholic parish in Chortkiv. Visiting our friend, Father Gregory. (photo)
Uzhgorod (Br. Marek Lisowski):
Yesterday we invited children with their parents to the movies. There were 11 participants, all from the east of Ukraine—migrants. We thank our benefactors for the opportunity to help those suffering from the war. (photo)