Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 423
April 23, 2023
War norm. Alarms, rocket attacks, residential homes are destroyed, innocent people are killed, fierce fighting on the front. This is what the war in Ukraine looks like.
God, give us a just peace!
The Word… “Husbands of Judea and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, acknowledge and listen carefully to my words! Jesus the Nazarene, the Husband whose message God confirmed to you by the extraordinary deeds, miracles and signs which God performed through Him among you, as you yourselves know, this Husband, who by God’s will, decree and foreknowledge was delivered, you nailed by the hands of the wicked to the cross and killed. But God raised Him up, having broken the bonds of death, for it was impossible for it to reign over Him, …”
“This very Jesus was resurrected by God, and we are all witnesses to this.”
“Lord Jesus, give us to understand the Scriptures, let our hearts burn when you speak to us.”
Come, Holy Spirit…
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
Brother Jerzy Zielinski, brother of our Custody of Ukraine, celebrates his name day today. Jurek, may God bless and keep you. Best wishes. God loves you.
We remember in prayer brothers whose patron saints are Saints Adalbert and George.
Russian Terrorism. (photo)
News from the brothers:
Dnipro (Br. Yaroslav Fedirchuk):
Food aid for the war wounded from the Capuchin Brothers of Croatia. And oxygen concentrators from Andrzej Lysokoń from Poland for a hospital in Dnipro. (photo)
Kamianske (Br. Vladislav Gmyrko):
Yesterday, Leonid Mayevsky and I made another voyage to the deoccupied villages where people live despite the close front line and regular shelling. This time we were in Kolodyazi [about 4 miles from the front line—SJP Communications] and Ivanivka. We carried products and items needed to repair cars for the military too. (photo)
Lviv (Br. Zbigniew Sawchuk):
Christ the Lord is risen!
Yaroslav, a 21-year-old boy hit a tree while sledding in mid-February. The impact was so unfortunate that he fell into a coma. We visited him on March 8. His mother said that doctors don’t give him much chance for a normal life. One in a hundred—such a diagnosis. And Mom praying, said one in a hundred is not one in a thousand. A few days after the sacrament of the sick was administered, Yaroslav returned to consciousness. Praise the Lord. Doctors said that rehabilitation will be long and it is not known whether he will speak again or not. Mom prayed and recently when we visited him in the hospital he even remembered how many rabbits he has at home and misses them very much. Jesus is our resurrection and life!!! (photo)
“Jesus Christ our Hope.” Col 1:27
Lviv (Bro. Kazimierz Guzik):
Lviv was visited by Brother Marek Krol from Austria. He and his companions brought medicine for our defenders.Brothers from Kamianske will pass on. Deo gratias for the good heart and solidarity hand of our Capuchins from Austria. (photo)
Starokostiantyniv (Br. Sergey Gubitsky):
Installation of a power generator. (photo)
Let us pray for our Benefactors.
Lviv (Br. Kazimierz Guzik):
Night vigil in Lviv. (photo)
JESUS IS RISEN!