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St Maximilian Kolbe

"O God, who filled the Priest and Martyr Saint Maximilian Kolbe with a burning love for the Immaculate Virgin Mary and with zeal for souls and love of neighbor, graciously grant, through his …More
"O God, who filled the Priest and Martyr Saint Maximilian Kolbe with a burning love for the Immaculate Virgin Mary and with zeal for souls and love of neighbor, graciously grant, through his intercession, that striving for your glory by eagerly serving others, we may be conformed, even until death, to your Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen." – Collect for the feast of St Maximilian Kolbe, martyred by the Nazis at Auschwitz on this day in 1941; he gave his life in exchange for a Polish father, who survived the Holocaust and was at the canonisation of the Saint in 1982. This relief sculpture of the Saint is from St Casimir's church in Baltimore.

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