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Maximilian Kolbe - Saint Of Auschwitz

Item Number: 2148

Catalog Code: 6637-27-DIS5-DIS

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Elaine Stone

"A story of the ordinary becoming the extraordinary, ... a story of faith in God's love, strength, and purpose."
-A. E. P. Wall, journalist and former president International Federation of Catholic Journalists

Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish friar who founded the Militia of the Immaculate and two monasteries and who wrote and published periodicals and newspapers, became a political prisoner in Auschwitz in 1941. He offered his life in place of another man condemned to death, and in so doing became a martyr to the truth - the truth about religion and about Nazism and Communism as despicable political systems.

This is the story of the life of this most remarkable man, a life that teaches us all about sanctity, perseverance, self-sacrifice, and Christian love

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This item received 4 stars overall. A good introduction to the Patron of our difficult century

St. Maximilian Kolbe, my confirmation Saint and Patron, seems to have chosen me more than I chose him. I visited a friend in Poland back in the late nineties, where I fell in love with the Polish people and culture, had a powerful spiritual awakening one day while visiting St. Mary's Church in Gdansk. Upon my return to America, I found myself wandering the stacks at the local library one day, as I'm wont to do, and stumbled across this book. The details of his life and death, along with his patronage of drug addicts and prisoners (I have been both), had a profound effect on me, and greatly influenced my decision to convert to the Catholic Church.
The book, Maximilian Kolbe, Saint of Auschwitz by Elaine Murray Stone, published by Paulist Press in May, 1997, ISBN# 9780809166374,  though written for younger readers (preteens), s Full Review...


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