Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 401
April 1, 2023
Unsettled. Alarms in various northern and eastern districts.
The Word… Let’s follow the Word. “… I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And the heathen peoples shall know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when my tabernacle shall be among them forever.”
God is love.
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
We host our superiors of the Krakow province, Br. Mark Miszczynski, provincial minister, and Br. Raf Pysiak, vicar.
Invitation to “Prayer of adoration with Mary.” (photo)
Yesterday was the anniversary of the liberation of Bucha from Russian occupation.
Bucha. 33 days of occupation. More than 1,400 killed, including 37 children. More than 175 people found in mass graves and torture targets. 9,000 Russian military villains.
365 days this city is free again. This city has become a symbol of the degeneracy of the army of the land of occupation.
“We will never forgive. We will punish all the guilty”, wrote Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and published a video in honor of the anniversary of the deoccupation—City of Heroes. (by Ukrainian News)
Invitation from Capuchin Sisters to a fair.
Preparations for the fair took a long time. Many of our parishioners donated their time and talents. We have various decorations, handmade chocolates, cakes, napkins, socks… and many, many other things.
We will donate the proceeds to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday. (S. Margaret, photo)
News from the brothers:
Kyiv/Starokostiantyniv (Br. Sergey Kippa):
We thank the Province of Assisi for their initiatives for Ukraine.
Lviv (Br. Sergey Voronyuk):
Franciscan youth from Lviv and beyond. (photo)
Uzhgorod (Br. Marek Lisowski):
We bought and distributed 20 pots for forcibly displaced people living in a boarding school. Grateful to God for the Benefactors. (photo)
Kamianske (Br. Volodia Procko):
On Thursday, March 30, we set off on a familiar route: via Pavlohrad and Pokrovsk to Kramatorsk. The journey began at 4:30 in the morning and lasted 18 hours. In Kramatorsk we handed over the necessary items for the soldiers, and then left for Liman. From there it was possible to get to Tors’ke via Zarichne. Explosions could be heard there all day—artillery guns. We met a lot of people in the village, talked to them, distributed humanitarian aid and prayed together. The residents were very grateful that we came to them. This was our first visit to Tors’ke. Despite the bad weather, rain and snow, the mission was successful. Thank God for everything.