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“I remember a small child who did not have anything to eat for two days while they were on the road. Many of them have eyes that look as though they are made of glass, faces that have been turned into stone. They are having trouble understanding what is happening around them.”
“Our mission is a mission of a Church with open doors. For this reason, all our churches are open to the public at certain times. Sometimes devotions are held, and someone is always there at the church to greet visitors and to answer any questions they may have. This is the way of evangelization we have chosen in light of the present situation.”
The nuns estimate that to date more than 500 people have passed through their monastery. “Currently the monastery mostly hosts those who do not plan to go abroad, and some of them don’t have a home to return to either. Now we have 75 people here.
“The world has responded with generosity to the plight of the Ukrainian people. Many donations are reaching the bordering countries, but there is now a need for vehicles to transport the goods to those who need them in the country, often in locations that have been heavily damaged, or are still under threat.”
The war is “not a conflict between our two peoples.” People living in Russia have no access to complete information, “therefore, many of them support the Russian government.”
The classrooms in this school have been converted to dormitories which can take up to 100 people. They have been living here for several days and one of the things they are most grateful for is not having to be afraid of falling asleep.
“There is brotherly solidarity here, people help each other out. When someone is down, sad, and afraid, somebody else isn’t doing so badly and helps out.”
“On March 6 it became clear that the frontline was drawing closer to the place where we were, the explosions became increasingly louder, and with shorter intervals.”