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Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Maximilian, 03-14-17
FranciscanMedia.org ^ | 03-14-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM

Posted on 03/14/2017 6:58:29 PM PDT by Salvation

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

Saint Maximilian

Saint of the Day for March 14

(274 – March 12, 295)

 

Saint Maximilian’s Story

We have an early, precious, almost unembellished account of the martyrdom of Saint Maximilian in modern-day Algeria.

Brought before the proconsul Dion, Maximilian refused enlistment in the Roman army saying, “I cannot serve, I cannot do evil. I am a Christian.”

Dion replied: “You must serve or die.”

Maximilian: “I will never serve. You can cut off my head, but I will not be a soldier of this world, for I am a soldier of Christ. My army is the army of God, and I cannot fight for this world. I tell you I am a Christian.”

Dion: “There are Christian soldiers serving our rulers Diocletian and Maximian, Constantius and Galerius.”

Maximilian: “That is their business. I also am a Christian, and I cannot serve.”

Dion: “But what harm do soldiers do?”

Maximilian: “You know well enough.”

Dion: “If you will not do your service I shall condemn you to death for contempt of the army.”

Maximilian: “I shall not die. If I go from this earth, my soul will live with Christ my Lord.”

Maximilian was 21 years old when he gladly offered his life to God. His father went home from the execution site joyful, thanking God that he had been able to offer heaven such a gift.


Reflection

In this celebration we find one inspirational son and one incredible father. Both men were filled with strong faith and hope. Let’s ask them to help us in our struggle to remain faithful.



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; lentenseries; saints
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1 posted on 03/14/2017 6:58:29 PM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 03/14/2017 7:00:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Saint of the Day Lenten Series Ping!


3 posted on 03/14/2017 7:00:55 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Read the story of Saint Maximilian!


4 posted on 03/14/2018 3:03:22 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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