Friday, August 14, 2015

St. Maximilian Kolbe on Love

St. Maximillian Kolbe on Love

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan friar who volunteered to die at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz to spare the life of another inmate with a family. In his prison cell, witnesses reported that Kolbe led others in prayer to our Lady.  After two weeks of starvation in dehydration, the guards injected Kolbe with carbonic acid.  His remains were cremated on August 15th, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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