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St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe

August 14

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(1894-1941)

The Catholic priest and evangelist who founded the City of the Immaculata in Poland and Nagasaki, and who offered his life for another at Auschwitz. He had a relatively normal childhood, notes Word on Fire, with one exception: “One night in Kolbe’s childhood, Our Lady appeared to him in a dream holding a white crown and a red crown. He later related, ‘She asked if I was willing to accept either of these crowns. The white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should become a martyr. I said that I would accept them both.’ So, yes, St. Maximillian had a normal childhood, but with one tremendous difference that was to define the course of his life.” See 9 Things to Know about St. Maximilian Kolbe at the Word on Fire website for…well, eight more fascinating facts about this modern saint!

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