|November 13, Feast of the Three Bulgarian Assumptionist Martyrs|
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As it is every year, the feast of
our three Assumptionist Bulgarian martyrs is an opportunity to stop
to reflect on the heritage that they have left not only to us who
are called to work today in the Mission in Eastern Europe, but to
every brother and sister of our Assumption Family.
We are part of a reality that is vastly greater than that accessible to our eyes. In fact, it is the invisible world which allows us to understand better the meaning of our daily actions.
What this means is that keeping
alive within us the memory of our three martyrs helps us to
understand better at once ourselves and the martyrdom (that is to
say, witness) which the Lord calls us to give today as brothers and
sisters of the Assumption.
May our three Assumptionist
Bulgarian martyrs help us to enter this ocean of light and grace.
Sunday the 13th our Exarch, Most
Rev. Christo Proykov, is scheduled to preside at a solemn
celebration, featuring the participation of children from the
parishes of Plovdiv and Kuklen.
During this privileged time, we
hold each of you in our prayers in a special way.
A thought as well for Fr. Michel
Kubler, the new director of the St. Peter-St. Andrew Center in
Bucharest and the Superior General’s delegate for the Eastern
European Mission and for the new provincial of France, Fr. Benoît
Gschwind, called to discover the Eastern European Mission in all its
May the succor of our three martyrs help all
to hasten the coming of the Kingdom of God at the Assumption and
throughout the world.
The Plovdiv Community