Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 389
March 20, 2023
Recent war nights quieter than previous nights. In war logic, this is just the calm before the storm. When will there be another attack, another storm? We wait… So far it is in our heads.
God, give us peace…
A morning with alarms all over Ukraine. Fortunately, there were no rockets, only planes around the borders with Ukraine.
The center of the fighting on the front remains Bahmut. God protect us and our military.
The Word… Once again, the Word shows us God on the initiative in our lives. Is 65:17-21. God’s Word “I…” becomes the key to Christian life, not my human, weak “I…” but God’s “I” full of power and love for me.
God is love!!!
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
Pilgrimage to St. Joseph, to Slobidka. (photo)
Solidarity with Ukraine:
Another and not the only signs of America’s solidarity with Ukraine. Children in a Polish school pray for children in Ukraine. (photo)
Another concert of organ music in the Capuchin walls. Listening, you will rest, relax… Played by Mrs. Olena Boluh from Kyiv. (photo)
Br. Sergey Gubitsky held a meeting with young people for his younger colleagues at our Capuchin monastery. (photo)
News from the brothers:
Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):
Consecration of the statue of St. Joseph and dedication of the Capuchin community and the monastery to St. Joseph and his intercession. (photo)
After the Night Vigil, celebration of the anniversary of brother Zbyszek’s perpetual vows. (photo)
Kyiv (Br. Sergey Kippa):
Hosted by friends from Kirche in Not: Ms. Magda and an international team (Poland, Italy, USA, Spain). (photo)
Dnipro/Lviv/Briukhovychi (Br. Jerzy Zielinski):
Just finished “Encounter with God” retreat at the Pilgrim House at the seminary in Briukhovychi. With a team of leaders we were able to minister to more than 40 people. Most of the participants came with problems on all three levels of life (spiritual, emotional and physical), which the time of war only deepened.
The retreat happily coincided with a conference of our bishops on the seminary grounds. Bishop Jan Soblova was the first to recognize and bless this ministry of spiritual-psychological consultation and intercessory prayers 10 years ago, and he gave then in writing the appropriate authorization to Br. Zbyszek, myself and leader Iryna Zalizniak. This is where the roots of God’s work, which is the Consultation and Prayer Centre with a base in Starokostiantyniv. (photo)