The heroism of Fr Kolbe went echoing through Auschwiz. In that desert of hatred he had sown love. Mr Jozef Stemler, former director of an important cultural institute in Poland, comments: “In those conditions … in the midst of a brutalization of thought and feeling and words such as had never before been known, man indeed became a ravening wolf in his relations with other men. And into this state of affairs came the heroic self-sacrifice of Fr Maximilian. The atmosphere grew lighter, as this thunderbolt provoked its profound and salutary shock.” Jerzy Bielecki declared that Fr Kolbe’s death was “a shock filled with hope, bringing new life and strength. …It was like a powerful shaft of light in the darkness of the camp.”
His reputation spread far and wide, through the Nazi camps and beyond. After the war newspapers all over the world were deluged with articles abouth this “saint for our times”, “saint of progress”, “giant of holiness”. Biographies were written, and everywhere there were claims of cures being brought about through his intercession. “The life and death of this one man alone,” wrote the Polish bishops, “can be proof and witness of the fact that the love of God can overcome the greatest hatred, the greatest injustice, evern death itself.” The demands for his beatification became insistent, and at last on 12 Augsut 1947 proceedings started. Seventy-five witnesses were questioned. His cause was introduced on 16 March 1960. When all the usual objections had been overcome, the promoter spoke of the “charm of this magnificent fool.” On 17 October 1971, Maximilian Kolbe was beatified. Like his master Jesus Christ he had loved his fellow-men to the point of sacrificing his life for them. “Greater love hath no man than this …” and these were the opening words of the papal decree introducing the process of beatification. Fr Kolbe’s canonisation was not long delayed. It was the Pope from Poland, John Paul II, who had the joy of declaring his compatriot a saint on 10 October 1982.
St Maximilian Kolbe’s feast day is 14 August, the day before the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady.
St Maximilian Mary Kolbe, pray for us.
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Today’s #DigitalBibleStudy from Psalm 56:2-13 by Sister O’Maria reminds: “In God I Trust, I Shall Not Fear!” Pray to the Holy Spirit for the gift of fortitude to stand up for what is right and true regardless of who revolts. Why? Because God is Love. #LoveSavesLives. THIS is #WhyWeMarch this Friday, January 19 with @MarchforLife and friends in #WashingtonDC. You coming?
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“The development of a human being begins with fertilization, a process by which two highly specialized cells, the spermatozoon from the male and the oocyte from the female, unite to give rise to a new organism, the zygote.”
—Langman, Jan. Medical Embryology. 3rd edition. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1975, p. 3
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“Human life begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm (spermatozoo developmentn) unites with a female gamete or oocyte (ovum) to form a single cell called a zygote. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marked the beginning of each of us as a unique individual.” “A zygote is the beginning of a new human being (i.e., an embryo).”
—Keith L. Moore, The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 7th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2003. pp. 16, 2.
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“I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.” –St. Mother Teresa
A picture was added to the place where my sisters accident occurred. #RIP
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Beneath her picture it reads in Spanish:
“Alma L. Orozco Rosado
(09/18/1985 – 07/09/2001)
God wanted an angel and called you by His side. Pray to the Lord for all of us.
-Family Orozco Rosado”
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Watch out for Spiritual Black Ice! “Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon heaven, the only one goal of our labors.” –St. Therese of Lisieux
“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”
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“Holy Week Pilgrimage to Poland & Rome?! Registration is open till February 1st and we’d love to have you join us! We’ll be walking in the footsteps of St. John Paul II, St. Maximillian Kolbe, St. Faustina, and more! Easter Triduum in Roma with the Pope! The full itinerary is at the link in @sarahswafford18’s bio! Please share with anyone who may be interested – thanks so much! Know of our love and prayers for you all!❤️”
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