November 13 – Blessed Eugene Bossilkov

“The message of our Bishop Bossilkov for the Church today, for the Congregation of the Passion and for the world, is a compelling invitation to be faithful to Christ, even at the cost of giving up one’s life. An invitation to live the memory of Jesus Crucified, to live a life offered for the good of each individual which, in the Passionist is the source of inspiration for his spending his life for others, even to the point of death. This was the fervent hope of St. Paul of the Cross when he wrote, “Dead to self, let the religious be so disposed to receive the seal of divine grace that, hearts filled with love of God, they may undertake great things for His glory and the defense of the Church, notwithstanding the effort or labour involved, even at the cost of their lives.” Eugene Bossilkov, as a Christian and a Passionist, in his own personal prayer and calling on the prayer of his friends, to beg strength to fulfill the will of the Heavenly Father in his daily life and to become the grain of wheat which must first die before flowering and feeding the life of others.”

From the Letter of the Superior General, Fr. Jose Agustin Orbegozo C.P., on the occasion of the Beatification of Blessed Eugene Bossilkov, dated 25th January 1998.


[Personal belongings of Blessed Eugene Bossilkov in the custody of the Passionist Postulator General, Sts. John and Paul, Rome]

Read Bishop Eugene Bossilkov, C.P., a Christian Martyr here



Almighty God,
who bestowed upon Blessed Eugene, your bishop,
the grace to strengthen his flock
in the faith and unity of the Church
even by the shedding of his blood,
grant us, we pray,
that just as he did not fear to die for you,
we, too, may live our lives
firmly confessing you.
We ask this
through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen



One Response to “November 13 – Blessed Eugene Bossilkov”

  1. michael Says:

    Good Day,

    I would just like to ask if you still give relics of Blessed Eugene Bossilkov.II our parish we have a deep devotion to our lord carrying the cross and i would love to spread the devotion to him in our parish. My father had a stroke a few months ago he suffers from right side weakness and memory lost. In this dark moment in my life being the only son I again turn to our merciful lord for strength and for the full and speedy recovery of my father. It would truly be a source of strength and a sign of hope for me to receive these sacred relic.

    Thank you and God bless.

    Sincerely yours,
    Michael Angeles

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