This icon of Bl. Michał Tomaszek, OFM Conv. & Bl. Zbigniew Strzałkowski, OFM Conv. was a fraternal gift from the Provincial Delegation in Bulgaria to the friars of the Provincial Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land (of the Province of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Romania). On March 15, 2019, Our the Minister General of our Order, the Most Reverend Fr. Marco Tasca, OFM Conv., while a guest of the Custody in Istanbul, took the opportunity to bless the icon and to pray for the Order, reflecting on the Franciscan witness in Turkey.
Read more on on the March 24th “Day of Prayer and Fasting in Memory of Missionary Martyrs” celebrated in Turkey, as well as the March 15th icon blessing: “Turkey: Missionary Martyrs’ Day“