She will stay in her new location, she said, for as long as God wants.
“I will expect from God the next sign of where to go and what to do,” she said.
Even though the war continues, she emphasized, it “brings me closer to God and shows his incredible action.”
The next day, March 6, she revealed she was at a monastery 200 kilometers (roughly 124 miles) from Kyiv.
“The nuns here help many people who are trying to escape from Kyiv and eastern Ukraine,” she said. “They use their rooms as temporary shelters so that people can rest, eat, sleep, and be able to travel further west of Ukraine.”
“Now, it will be our home,” she added.
She identified her favorite place at the monastery: the chapel.
“We can go to prayer at any time and there is a round-the-clock adoration of the Holy Sacrament,” she said.
While her family experienced a quiet evening, she mourned for those in the suburbs of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and other cities in northern Ukraine.
“The Russians fired on civilians and residential neighborhoods, attacking humanitarian corridors and evacuating people,” she said. “The railway used for transportation was blown up.”
She herself is not completely safe.
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“Local nuns said they [the Russians] have tried to attack the city twice,” she admitted. “One time, a rocket fell on the field and, the second time, one hit the house but did not explode.”
She recognized Mary’s protection.
“In this city, there is a miraculous icon of the Mother of God of the Holy Scapular,” she explained. “Therefore people sincerely believe that they are under the protection of the Virgin.”
She felt safe too, she said, and ended her video in prayer.
“Jesus is stronger than evil in the world. He proved it. He is our hope,” she said. “Mother of God of the Holy Scapular, envelope us with your cloak.”
The journalist’s series began when Pål Johannes Nes, the 42-year-old founder and chief editor of St. Rita Radio, approached her with an idea.