Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 429

April 29, 2023
Capuchin Communications

April 29, 2023

In war, every night and day is tragic. The previous night was one of the more tragic nights of war. Uman, Mykolaiv, Dnipro, Ukrainka are places where once again innocent people were killed. Already 23 victims in Uman. May they rest in eternal peace. (photo)

The Word… Jesus, we have come to you afflicted with life, burdened by war. We ask you to give us the Spirit, to humble us so that we do not run away from the cross.
Give us a humble heart.
“Come to Me, all you who are afflicted and burdened, and I will comfort you. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is sweet, and my burden is light.”

Come, Holy Spirit!
St. Catherine, pray for us, pray for Europe.

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

Kharkiv (Ms. Tania wrote):

This is Olga and her two-year-old daughter Veronika. They died in the Dnipro River. Their house was destroyed by a Russian attack on the night of April 28. Olga was only 31 years old, her Veronika was two years old. The woman’s parents are in the hospital with more than 40% burns. Dnipro Mayor Boris Filatov said the woman worked as a teacher. As a result of the Russian attack that night, another 20 people were killed in Humana. The number is growing rapidly. (photo)

Capuchin nuns. They are looking for new forms of clothing. (photo)

The formation convention has come to an end. Still a commemorative photo, a fraternal meeting hosted by Brother Custos, Sergei. (photo)
The 30th anniversary of the priesthood was celebrated by our brothers, Piotr Kurkiewicz, Maciej Styburski and Stanislaw Manski. During the Eucharist, we thanked God together for the gift of priesthood of our Brothers. (photo)
Deo gratias! God bless you…

News from the brothers:

Krasyliv (Br. Maciej Styburski):
The first mission of the new bus—a trip of sisters with young people to the vigil in Berdychiv. (photo)
The koinonia of the School of Mary began at the Krasyliv retreat house. “Several” people came despite the war. The atmosphere is full of hope… (photo)