Today, August 14, is the feast day of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, a saint whose life was full of difficulties and sufferings, yet he continued to pursue and fulfill his vocation as a priest. St. Maximilian Kolbe was devoted to our Blessed Virgin Mary throughout his entire life and even up until his horrific death.
The Franciscans of the Immaculate’s website for this inspiring saint explains that “only a saint can stand firm, with constancy and unwavering hope, throughout life’s many difficulties and sufferings. Only a saint can influence others to do the same, because only a saint knows that true and perfect peace is found in God alone. For the saint, trials don’t weaken, they fortify. Serenity and calmness amidst atrocities are not a sign of defeat but of victory, for love is greater than hatred!”
As tomorrow is the feast day of the Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary, here are some of the most fascinating facts about the life of one of her most devout saints, St. Maximilian Kolbe:
As always, thank you for reading. God bless you and may the Blessed Virgin Mary be with you always!