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Quotes by "St. Maximilian Kolbe"

Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe (1894 - 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He was active in promoting the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, founding and supervising the monastery of Niepokalanów near Warsaw, operating a radio station, and founding or running several other organizations and publications.

Kolbe was canonized on 10 October 1982 by Pope John Paul II, and declared a Martyr of charity. He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement.

St. Maximilian Kolbe

“God sends us friends to be our firm support in the whirlpool of struggle.”

God sends us friends to be our firm support in the whirlpool of struggle. In the company of friends we…