Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 421

April 21, 2023
Capuchin Communications

April 21, 2023

Yesterday was a day of gratitude for volunteers. These are our angels, good people, who in various ways helped and are helping, us residents of Ukraine to survive this time of war. For every angel volunteer we know and don’t know, we offer praise and thanksgiving to God. We ask for eternal peace, for those who gave their lives helping others.

Night very restless. Alarms. Russian terrorism revived. 8 out of 12 kamikaze drones were destroyed. In the Vinnytsia region, drones hit objects of sensitive infrastructure. They do not report on civilian casualties.
God, give us a just peace !

The Word… And so it has been over two thousand years. “So also now I say to you: leave these people and let them go! For if from men comes this thought or matter, it will crumble, and if it really comes from God, you cannot destroy them, and may it not turn out that you are fighting against God.” They obeyed him. And so it has been over two thousand years. “And they departed from before the Sanhedrin and rejoiced that they had become worthy to suffer for the Name of Jesus. And they did not cease every day to teach in the temple and after the houses and to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ.”
“Not by bread alone does man live, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Come, Holy Spirit!

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

Credo. Clara Studio. Brother Konstantin Morozov and Mrs. Larysa Kravec present a new book about the Eucharist in the language of a child. (video in Ukrainian)

Capuchin. Hidden beauty. (video in Polish)

Krosno, Poland:
Celebration! An empty tomb! Brother Justyn in the lead role. (video in Polish)

Donetsk region under rocket fire… Over the course of the day, Russian terrorists shelled 10 localities where people lived. 26 civilian objects were destroyed or damaged, 15 residential houses, a hospital, a kindergarten, 8 cars. They do not write about human casualties. (photo)

Children after touring our Capuchin monastery and cellars. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Dnipro (Br. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
This is Oleg, who returned from captivity a little earlier than Pavel (Volodymyr’s nephew). (photo)

Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):

Jesus is Risen!
Brother Kazimierz, I want to thank you for the novena to Seraphin Kaszuba! I prayed this novena with the intention of getting a job for my husband Dmytro. Then I gave it to him and he prayed the Novena for this intention. And God answered us—yesterday my Dima went to work for the first day. Praise be to God and to you for these prayers.”

Dео gratias. Today (yesterday) is the day of prayer for the beatification of Fr. Seraphin. (photo)