On October 10, 2021, an extraordinary elective assembly of the Militia of the Immaculate (M.I.) was conducted online with the Minister General, Friar Carlos TROVARELLI, in attendance. The Assembly elected Miquel Bordas PRÓSZYNSKI as International President.
The Minister General greeted the participants from all around the world who were connected via the Internet. He expressed how pleased he was to participate in this alternate way of meeting and encouraged everyone to proceed under the gaze of the Immaculate, inspired by the action of the Holy Spirit. He said that the M.I. is alive and growing, despite the ongoing pandemic, because there are so many hearts that follow Marian-Kolbean spirituality. At the beginning of the Assembly, Friar Carlos asked the Immaculate to intercede before God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, so that the Assembly might be fruitful.
After reading the interim President’s report, the voting members unanimously elected Miquel Bordas PRÓSZYNSKI as the International President. Before that, he had been serving as Vice-President and interim President.
After his election, the new International President thanked everyone for their trust in him. He invited everyone to collaborate in order to improve efficiency of the International Center so that the ideal of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe might extend everywhere and the Immaculate Conception might be better known and loved. On behalf of the International Council and the entire International Assembly, he expressed his gratitude to the Minister General, for his presence and assistance—a sign of his interest in the M.I.
Miquel Bordas PRÓSZYNSKI, 39, was born in Warsaw, Poland, to a Polish Hispanic family. He previously served as the National President of the M.I. in Spain and he joined the International Council in 2017. He is married to Cristina. He is a lawyer enrolled in the Madrid Bar. He has also undertaken Thomistic studies.
Friar Gilson Miguel NUNES