June 10, Bl Bogumilus (Bogumił)

June 10
Obligatory memorial
In the Archdioceses of Gniezno and Poznań and Diocese of Włocławek: Patron of the archdiocese and diocese – Obligatory memorial

He lived in the 12th century. He was born in the village of Koźmin. In 1167, he became Archbishop of Gniezno. He was involved in the missionary work in Prussia. In 1170, he relinquished the office of Archbishop and set off to be a hermit on the Warta and Ner Rivers near the village of Dobrów. He was known for his gift of prayer and teaching the poor. He died on 10 June 1182 and was buried in Dobrów. Venerated since the Middle Ages, he was beatified by the Holy See on 27 May 1925.

Common of Pastors, except:



From the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church Ad Gentes
Go and make disciples of all nations

All bishops, as members of the body of bishops succeeding to the College of Apostles, are consecrated not just for some one diocese, but or the salvation of the entire world. The mandate of Christ to preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15) primarily and immediately concerns them, with Peter and under Peter. Whence there arises that communion and cooperation of churches which is so necessary today for carrying on the work of evangelization. In virtue of this communion, the individual churches bear the burden of care for them all, and make their necessities known to one another, and exchange mutual communications regarding their affairs, since the extension of the Body of Christ is the duty of the whole College of Bishops.

In his own diocese, with which he constitutes one unit the bishop, stimulating, promoting and directing the work for the missions, makes the mission spirit and zeal of the People of God present and as it were visible, so that the whole diocese becomes missionary.

It will be the bishop’s task to raise up from among his own people, especially the sick and those oppressed by hardship, some souls to offer prayers and penance to God with a wide – open heart for the evangelization of the world. The bishop will also gladly encourage youths and clerics who have vocations to mission institutes, accepting it with a grateful spirit if God should call some of them to be employed in the missionary activity of the Church. The bishop will exhort and help the diocesan congregations to play a role of their own in the missions.


I have not hidden your justice in my heart,
I have not hidden your love and your truth from the great assembly.

I have sought you with all my heart, O Lord, you will not withhold your compassion from me.
I have not hidden your love and your truth from the great assembly.

CONCLUDING PRAYER as in Morning Prayer.



Bogumilus worthy of honours,
The guard of your nation,
Your famous name means
That your are highly pleasant to God.

In you God showed his grace
And the path of life;
He made your words water the sheep
As a swift stream.

When you taught of paths of faith,
You confirmed it with miracles:
Devil’s power ceased
And the sick were healed.

O good Father, free us too
From the threat of eternal death,
So that we may with you
Delight in the heavenly joy.

Glory to the Father and the Son
With the Holy Spirit, Giver of grace,
Thanksgiving for the shepherd
Who glorified the Polish land. Amen.


O Lord, our God,
hear the plea of the people devoted to you with all their heart,
through the prayers of Blessed Bogumilus, Bishop, keep our nation in the health of soul and body, fulfilling all their requests.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.



Ant. Bogumilus, pleasant to God and people who praise his name, rejoiced in God, his Saviour.



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