What Should You Know About St. Maximilian Kolbe?

by Faith & Life, Holiness, Saints

Do you know about St. Maximilian Kolbe? You will be captivated by his heroic story and inspired by the life of faith he lived.

Lifeteen has produced this Saintly Minute video to help you get to know and understand the life of this great Saint.

“No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hetacombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?” – St. Maximilian Kolbe

5 Things to Know About St. Maximilian Kolbe

1.His Feast day is August 14th.

2. He had a strong devotion to Mother Mary because of a vision he had at the age of 12.

3. He established the Militia Immaculata (Army of the Immaculate One) and founded several monasteries.

4. He was martyred at a Concentration Camp in 1941. He voluntarily took the place of another prisoner who had a family.

5. He is the Patron Saint of drug addicts, prisoners, families, and the pro-life movement.

 

St. Maximilian Kolbe Quotes to Know

“The Cross is the school of love.”

“Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God’s heart.”

“The most deadly poison of our time is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise him to the greatest extent of our powers.”

“Don’t ever forget to love.”

 

 

 

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