Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 398

March 29, 2023
Capuchin Communications

March 29, 2023

Restlessness. Drone fire.
God, give us peace.
Capuchin brothers meet in Kyiv. Stop the war! No war! (report below)

The Word… “If you abide in my teaching, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Truth?—God is love!

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

Ukraine in America. Florida. Photos of another photographer. (photo)

Khmelnitskyi (S. Klara):

Here is a village near Khmelnytskyi. The parish of St. Anthony. People have been praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet since the beginning of the war. From this small village 70 men in the war at the very front… Their mothers, wives, sisters gather every day to pray. Imagine none have disappeared so far! Two have recently disappeared, and the rest are there and alive, fighting. They say that only prayer keeps them going. There in the video you can see a list of these military men near the candle.

Sister death. A Polish volunteer who helped in Konstantinivka, eastern Ukraine and beyond, has died of his wounds. May he rest in Eternal Peace. (photo)
Long live Poland and her Heroes.
Article in Ukrainian:

A wartime joke. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Kyiv (Br. Sergey Kippa):
Capuchins in Sofia (Bulgaria) did a collection some time ago for Ukraine. It has arrived. We sincerely thank the brothers and the donors!

Kyiv, Ukraine/Stalowa Wola, Poland (Br. Adam Wróbel):

On behalf of myself, my dad and sisters Agnes and Marta, I thank the brothers for praying for my mom. For the support. Thank you, Marek and Andrzej, brothers, for your presence. I know that many wanted to come, and the obstacle was the Ukrainian law related to the war. Thank you.

Kamyanske/Kyiv (Br. Volodymyr Procko):
Here is how good and how nice, when brothers and sisters pray together! Celebrating the name days of Viktor and Kostyantyn in Kyiv. (photo)

Assistants of the OFS:
On the initiative of the national assistant of the OFS, Br. Volodymyr, another (second this year!) meeting of the regional assistants of our Order, serving in the four regions of the OFS in Ukraine, was held today at our monastery in Kyiv. Present at the meeting were the regional assistants—Br. Leonid, Br. Patryk, Br. Victor and the assistants of the local communities—Br. Anton and Br. Slawomir.
During the meeting, which took place in a joyful atmosphere of fraternal dialogue, there was a discussion of the questions of assisting in the regional councils of the OFS, the program for celebrating the great jubilee of the 800th anniversary of Franciscanism, the program for the formation of postulancy, novitiate and postnovitiate for Secular Franciscans. (photo)

Lviv (Br. Zbigniew Sawchuk):
We were visited by the Knights of JPII. The founders of Kovcheg in Pionersk, around Mariupol: Volodya and Vasily. (photo)

Jesus lives!