This biography of Saint Maximilian Kolbe is the most complete one in the English language. The Daughters of Saint Paul Translated it and adapted it from the original account written by Fr. A Ricciardi, OFM Conv., general postulator of Fr. Kolbes Cause for canonization. It contains a most moving and reliable account of the holy life and heroic death of this martyr of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Since 1941, when fr. Kolbe died at the age of forty-seven in the starvation bunker at Auschwitz, giving the gift of his life to God for a man whose place he took, this Franciscan, founder of two â€˜Cities of the Immaculataâ€™ has captured the worlds attention and admiration.
Although the best-known circumstances of Saint Maximilian Kolbes life are those of his martyrdom, they have not obscured his great apostolic achievements. Rather, the nature of his death has shed new light and aroused an ever-increasing interest in his mission.
The famous martyr of Auschwitz (1941) who volunteered to take another man's place who was condemned to death by starvation. He was the great Polish Apostle of Mary who worked mightily to conquer the world for Christ through Mary.
By Antonio Ricciardi, OFM Conv.
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
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