Kolbe Live – “Difficult  Times”

Kolbe Live – “Difficult Times”

Bl. John Paul II called St. Maximilian M. Kolbe “patron of our troubled times.”  Today’s world indeed has need of such a Saint so totally the possession of Mary: all hers.  Let us imagine for a moment that we are with St. Maximilian and the brothers of Niepokalanów,...
"Only Love Creates"

"Only Love Creates"

In the concentration and death camp of Auschwitz, he voluntarily immolated himself, taking the place of a father who had been condemned to die of starvation in the terrible “death bunker.” The death of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe as a martyr of charity was a death of...
The Essence of Marian Devotion

The Essence of Marian Devotion

Letter of St. Maximilian Kolbe to Bro. Mateusz Spolitakiewicz, October 10, 1935 Introduction In the following letter, St. Maximilian, writing from the City of the Immaculate in Japan, answers a series of spiritual questions sent to him by br. Mateusz Spolitakiewicz...
Saints and Sanctity: Part 2

Saints and Sanctity: Part 2

As we explained in the previous article, St. Maximilian compared and contrasted great men of the world with the saints of God. While both groups of men were “high achievers,” their motives and their attitudes toward adversity were much different. Worldly glory fades...