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Monday, 7 December 2015

Saint Maximilian Kolbe.

Saint Maximilian Kolbe.
What he did was incredible. Saint Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan Friar. Born 8 January 1894 as Rajmund Kolbe, he was Canonised as a Saint by The Catholic Church, in 1982, for taking a stranger’s place in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. To Catholic readers, this may not be a surprise, as he is the Patron Saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families.
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Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe, O.F.M. Conv. (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe, 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan Friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He was active in promoting the Veneration of The Immaculate Virgin Mary, Founding and supervising the Monastery of Niepokalanów, nearWarsaw, Poland, operating a radio station, and founding or running several other organisations and publications.

Saint Maximilian Kolbe was Canonised on 10 October 1982 by Pope Saint John Paul II, and declared a Martyr of Charity. He is the Patron Saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the Pro-Life Movement. Pope Saint John Paul II declared him: "The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century".

Due to Saint Maximilian Kolbe's efforts to promote Consecration and Entrustment to Mary, he is known as The Apostle of Consecration to Mary.

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