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Beloved Franciscan Brother Böjte, Helper of Orphans, Infected with Coronavirus

Fanni Kaszás 2020.11.18.

Csaba Böjte, popular Franciscan brother, has announced on his official Facebook page that he tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week. Böjte said that “this positive test shows that there is conflict and war not only in the outside world, but also in my body.”

The Franciscan brother had already indicated on his social media site on Saturday that he was feeling unwell, felt like he was suffering from a sleeping disorder, and he had slept almost the whole day. On Sunday, he announced that he could not present a Holy Mass because “he became suspicious that he might have the virus.”

“We Cannot Be Better by Beating or Criticizing, Only by Loving Each Other”
“We Cannot Be Better by Beating or Criticizing, Only by Loving Each Other”

He’s tired. Not surprising, considering barely a day has passed since he performed as speaker at a charity concert, alongside hundreds of children on stage and thousands in the audience. We can’t walk 15 meters down the street without a request for an autograph, handshake, or a hug. He only appears tired from the outside […]Continue reading

On Monday, he posted that his coronavirus test was positive. The Franciscan priest said that he is coughing a lot, feels more tired, and it hurts him that he can’t meet with his people, and can’t hold Mass. However, he wrote that he probably wouldn’t even be able to talk for an hour without coughing.

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Posted by Böjte Csaba on Monday, 16 November 2020

In his post, Brother Böjte wrote that in the fall of 2016, he held a series on blessed peace, asking his “colleagues to publish these reflections in the evenings from 6 p.m. Until then, let us pray — as we can, individually — for peace in our bodies, in our families, in our workplaces, among our people and nations in this beautiful world! Let us pray that we humans can live in peace with our Creator, with each other, and with the plants, animals, and all creatures that live on this earth. We are preparing for Christmas, the celebration of peace. Let us create peace in ourselves and in our world!”

featured photo: Péter Csákvári/Hungary Today