Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 418

April 18, 2023
Capuchin Communications

April 18, 2023

In our region war quiet. In the border regions still alerts.  On the front fierce battles. Bakhmut is defending itself.

Today, April 18, 2023, Brother Leonid Michalec, a native of Starokostiantyniv, now in Krasyliv, is celebrating his 25th anniversary of his ordination to the presbyterate.
Brother Lonia, thank God for your life and religious and priestly vocation. Многая літа!

The Word… Here is one of the fruits of the encounter with the Risen Jesus. “One spirit and one heart animated all who believed. None called his own what he possessed, but they had everything in common. The apostles testified with great power to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace rested on all of them. None of them suffered privation, for the owners of the fields or houses sold them and brought the money obtained from the sale, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. To each was also distributed according to need. And Joseph, called by the apostles Barnabas, that is, the Son of Consolation, a Levite native of Cyprus, sold the land which he owned, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.”
“You must be born again,” he said.
“And as Moses exalted the serpent in the wilderness, so it is necessary that the Son of Man be exalted, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.”
Come, Holy Spirit!

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

Chernihiv region:
People came to dedicate Easter baskets to their church, destroyed by the Russian occupiers. A touching picture. (photo)

Work on a collapsed residential building has been completed in Slovyansk. 15 people were killed, 24 injured by a rocket raid by Russian terrorists. (photo)

Artist, Uliana Krekhovets. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Krasyliv (Br. Leonid Kushniruk):
We managed to purchase firewood for our former cook. Many of us know her because she worked for a long time. She always prays for the brothers. Also we donated groceries. (photo)