Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 402
April 2, 2023
Wartime quiet. Regular war on the frontline. War in media space, information space, propaganda space. Religious war with the pro-Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.
War in our heads and hearts.
God, give us peace!
The Word… Lent, 40 days, has ended. Holy Week is beginning. A time of great Words and events in salvation history. God, give us a time of great listening. Open my eyes and ears. “Convert us and we will be converted to you.”
“Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the kingdom of our father David, which is coming. Hosanna in the highest!”
Our human nature: How close is the word “Hosanna” to the word “Crucify Him.” Similarly, the word “love” and “hate.”
“The Lord God supports me, that’s why I am insensitive to insults, that’s why I have made my face like a boulder, and I know that I will not be ashamed.”
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
Russian terrorism makes its presence known. More damage to city’s residential infrastructure. (photo)
Children who participated in workshops and made chocolate for their loved ones at the front received a thank-you note from the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (photo)
Night of vigil. (photo)
First Saturday of the month. Meeting of the Knights of John Paul II and Rosary of men. (photo)
News from the brothers:
Dnipro (Br. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
Franciscan Youth of Dinpro are preparing for a fair in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for Palm Sunday. (photo)
Krasyliv/Slobidka-Krasylivs’ka (Bro. Leonid Kushniruk):
To all a good and peace-filled day!
Today a summary of two days of work on the culinary front. Everything as always, baking bread, dumplings, stuffed cabbage… Today we sent everything that could be packed to Bakhmut.
Thank you all for your physical and financial help. We have no right to be discouraged, to “lower our hands”, because imagine how hard it is for our defenders, what if they were discouraged to defend us? And they, too, come upon moments of fatigue, discouragement, loss of faith in victory… The war is dragging on, everyone mentally and physically exhausted, and our help and support badly needed by the soldiers!
Therefore, with all our strength, we continue to do what we started, unite and stick together!
From Monday in school holidays, but the kitchen is working. So we are waiting for your hands! Together to victory! Ms. Natalija. (photo)
Kamianske (Br. Volodymyr Procko):
Missing photos to yesterday’s post.