Happy Feast Day
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
1894 – 1941
Feast day: August 14
Patronage: drug addicts, families, imprisoned people, journalists, pro-life movement
St. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Due to his efforts to promote consecration and entrustment to Mary, he is also known as the Apostle of Consecration to Mary.
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