Servant of God Father Francisco Budris 1882—1937
He was born on 14th October 1882, in Lithuania. He was graduated from the St. Petersburg Theological seminary. In 1907 he was ordained as priest. Since 1907 he served in Tomsk, since 1924 — in Tobolsk and in Tiumen. At the same time he served in the parishes of Perm and in Ekaterinburg, and till 1937 he served in the parishes of Perm, Kazan, Ufa and Viatka. He was arrested in 1937 in Ufa, together with the members of the parish council. On December, 1937 he was condemned to death and shot on the 16th December in the Ufa prison. 180 catholics were perished together with him. In the parishes of Siberia and in Ufa the memory about his martyrdom was kept. His memory was honored among the faithful.
The parishioners recalled Fr. Francisco as a kind, honest and sympathetic servant of God. Just as he was strongly tortured and put onto the snow, his feet were frost-bitten and he had pneumonia, but every time, when he returned to the cell, he permanently prayed and in every way possible supported his co-prisoners, repeating: “God wouldn’t leave us”.
“Remember them who have ruled over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follows, considering the end of their conversation.”
The prayer for the beatification of the Servant of God Fr. Francisco Budris
O Jesus, inner most Light, infinite Love and Charity, I confide to you myself completely and ask you, hear my request ……………………… through the intercession of Your Servant Fr. Francisco Budris, who served you selflessly for Your glory on Earth during his life time by his piety, sermon and apostolic labour and accepted the death for the faith of Your Church. O Lord, make him known, so that the whole world find in him the patron and the model of Christian life, Amen.
The prayer has to be used in private, as well as in public, out of the Holy Mass.
+ Archbishop Thaddeus Kondrusiewich, St. Petersburg 05.04.2004
Postulator asks to inform about the graces received through the mediation of the Servant
Address: Fr. Bronislav Chaplicki, 1st Krasnoarmyskaya, D.11, 198005, St. Petersburg, Russia.