The Memorial of St. Maximillian Mary Kolbe is August 14th.
posted on 08/13/2010 10:52:19 PM PDT
A man whose boots the greatest men and women in our world are not worthy to lick.
St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us in our hour of need.
posted on 08/13/2010 10:53:48 PM PDT
(Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you.
- Gospel According to Saint John Chpt 15: 12-14
posted on 08/13/2010 11:52:23 PM PDT
(Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
My son-in-law’s uncle was a young Polish priest imprisoned at Auschwitz with Fr. Kolbe. I have heard first hand accounts of Fr. Kolbe’s sacrifice and faith. A truly inspiring man.
posted on 08/14/2010 9:01:11 AM PDT
by Natural Law
(Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
My youngest son’s name is Maximilian in honor of this great saint.
I used to teach the biographical story of Kolbe, "Volunteer at Auschwitz" (Chuck Colson), to my students. About half of it is reprinted here (pp. 803-06).
posted on 08/14/2010 10:06:50 AM PDT
("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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