No greater love… laying down one’s life for another person
The Feast Day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM, Conv. (1894-1941)
As we look back on the events surrounding the Second World War, a time of unprecedented human devastation and unimaginable suffering, we remember the systematic efforts of the evil Nazi regime to annihilate over six million Jews. It was not long after this massive annihilation began that the Nazis extended their efforts to include defiant politicians, educators, and eventually thousands of Christians who, in faith, renounced the new world-order proposed by the Third Reich. Among the countless Christians sent to die in these camps was Franciscan Friar Maximilian Kolbe.
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