Gems 4.81

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Gems 4.81 Maximilian Kolbe

 

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Fr.Maximilian_Kolbe_1939Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe OFM Conv. (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe (8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He was active in promoting the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, founding and supervising the monastery of Niepokalanów near Warsaw, operating an amateur radio station (SP3RN), and founding or running several other organizations and publications. Kolbe was canonized on 10 October 1982 by Pope John Paul II, and declared a Martyr of charity…John Paul II declared him “The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century”.  Source:  Wikipedia

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