Feast of St. Maximillian Kolbe – a 20th Century Saint

Posted August 14, 2017 7:22 pm by Virginia Lieto

Feast of St. Maximillian Kolbe – a 20th Century Saint

Today is the Feast Day of Saint Maximillian Kolbe, a 20th century Franciscan monk. He died in the Auschwitz concentration camp, in Poland, during World War II. In true Christian fashion, he laid down his life for another person, by volunteering to take the place of another man. This one action shows fortitude, courage, bravery, and self-giving love in a truly Christ-like manner. Who among us could say that we would have the strength of faith to do the same? At the time of his death, he was only 47 years old. But what he accomplished, in such a short

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