Saint of the Month: Maximilian Kolbe

Communications • Tue, Aug 8 2017 at 4:01pm
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Facts

Feast Day: August 14

Born: January 8, 1894, Died: August 14, 1941

Saint Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of drug addicts, prisoners, families, journalists and the pro-life movement. 

  • He had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary offering him two crowns- virginity and martyrdom
  • Organized the Malitia Immaculata to work on converting sinners and enemies of the Church
  • His monastery was shut down by Nazis during WWII and he was arrested and transferred to Auschwitz
  • Volunteered to take the place of a stranger that was chosen to be starved to death

Quotes

"Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving...Without sacrifice there is no love."

"The most deadly poison of our time is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know now limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise him to the greatest extent of our powers."

"A single act of love makes the soul return to life."

Read more about him here: https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/blog/9-things-to-know-about-st-maximilian-kolbe/4426/