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About Ivan Pavletić

Ivan Pavletić, born on June 25, 1864 in Zbjegovača, is the second child of Marijan Pavletić and Ana, born Stanković. On the same day, he was baptized in the church of Our Lady of Snow in Kutina, a parish that at that time stretched all the way to the River Ilova. At the age of 11, in January and February 1875, Ivan experienced an orphan's pain because his parents died in a month, and together, younger brother Vinko and older sister Ruža together reorganized their family life. Uncle Vinko, a man honest and well-versed in the village of Zbjegovača, takes over the leadership and destiny of the family. John, although attending elementary school, devoted care of cattle, leads to the pond and helps the family economy. It is also a time of thinking about the future, while using solitary moments on nearby hills and along the beautiful valley of the Ilova River. These are also places of many battles in the past between Ottoman and Christian princes: beauty and history, places that unite the innate faithful feeling and help John elevate prayers and dreams to heaven. Participation in the Eucharist in Kutina, Gojlo and in Međurić enabled him to overcome the occupied Christian call to the ecclesiastical tradition. He abandons the desire to become a doctor, and with the help of the jaundice he goes to Kutina, where he studies the postal trade. John, at the age of 14, admits that this change enables his daily participation in the Eucharist and satisfying his faithful thirst. After finishing his studies, he moved to the Cross in a master workshop, and at 21 he went to work at the Mariahilfestrasse workshop in Graz. He attended the "Society of Catholic Workers Youths", led by Msgr. Wehr, and in December 1885 privately makes the vow of purity. There he met the young man of Alberta Müller and agreed with him to go to Rome to enter the religious community. In June 1887, Ivan returned to Kutina: he was welcomed with his relatives and left his estate to Brother Vinku. On his decision to become a monk, Msgr. Wehra and his parish Karla Pavčec, and the Zagreb Archbishop gives him a letter of recommendation and Ivan through Dalmatia arrives in Rome. June 28, 1887 John was admitted to the Society of the Sons of Immaculate Conception. It was received by the Founder himself, Blessed Luigi Maria Monti. The time of preparation begins (postulates). It is appreciated for its human and faithful abilities, and as a person very available to serve patients in the Santo Spirito hospital. Everyone appreciated his human and spiritual qualities. On the 9th of December of that same year, he entered the novitiate and dressed in the Consecrated Army suit. Father Monti himself gives him the name of Brother Bonifacio. After the three-year formation, which he spent studying the rules of Father Monti's monk and their spirituality of serving the sick and performing the postolary crafts, in December 1890 he placed the first religious doctrine. In Saronno, in the house of Matica (near Milan), he is doing his post office work and teaching about the orphan work. His professional abilities, above all his deep spiritual and human sensibility, help young people grow in faith, love and above all hope for a better future. Upon returning to Rome in 1892, Brother Bonifacio was appointed deputy teacher of the novices. On March 25, 1896, he laid down a lifelong vocation and in June he was appointed by the Founder as a novice teacher. A year later, November 4, 1897, he died in tuberculosis in Rome at the age of 33. Servant of God's Brother Ivan Bonifacio Pavletić (officially proclaimed in Rome on May 13, 2016) for life and after death is recognized as a saint and that voice is up to our day. From the Adorers of the Eucharist, the Adorers of the Immaculate and St. Joseph, the obedient spirit and the letter of the Rule of Life of the Sons of Immaculate Conception, Brother Bonifaciation was defined as a model of the evangelical life, because he was able to convey to the little and to the younger monks his spirituality of man, dedication to God and his neighbor. He puts the postman's waist in the service of the sick and orphans, making shoes for every need. Prayer opens his vision to the good, and his short life is a constant effort to make himself and herself better by applying in every act of love. The image of a shoe that needs to be repaired or made is to be a sign to all who are brave and committed to live the Gospel with conviction and faithfulness. The Brother of Bonifacies today is a figure that is current in the life of bliss: the poverty and simplicity of the spirit, while trying to uncover the profound goodness of heart and mind. And rightly, "... our brother Boniface is like that pearl found, somewhere he was buried in our memory in our heart, he is now found, we have pulled him out of the earth and we want us to shine to brighten his Kutina to brighten our Croatia and we are proud that this pearl recognizes his brothers here in Rome. We will go to our homes with a new assignment, with a new duty to promote the worship of Brother Boniface. " (Cardinal Josip Bozanić on Transfer of Remnant Remnants - Rome 28.09.2008.).

Prayer for the intercession of the servant of God's brother Ivan Bonifacio Pavletić

Father, who through your Spirit pours in your sons and daughters the longing for holiness, Thank you for giving the mercy of the servant to God's brother John the Boniface Pavletić, the young man who devoted you to the name of the Immaculate, to always do your will. By your grace he was obedient to the call, faithful in serving the sick, the leader of the faith and work of abandoned children, and the witness of evangelical love among young monks. Through his intercession he gave us the mercy we pray to you with confidence. For Christ our Lord. Amen.



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