Maximilian Kolbe: Saint of Auschwitz
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Maximilian Kolbe: Saint of Auschwitz

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A biography of the Polish friar, canonized in 1982, who founded the Militia o the Immaculate, wrote numerous periodicals and newspapers, and while impriso in Auschwitz, sacrificed his life for another man.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Paulist Press
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Specializing in the biographies of saints, Elaine Murray Stone presents here a pious but readable study on the life and Christian dedication of a Polish priest during World War II: Father Maximilian Kolbe. Using simple syntax and headlines within chapters the author offers interested readers a clear timeline of the events and challenges experienced by this devout Franciscan in wartorn Poland. The Paulist Press chose artist Patrick Kelley to provide accurate...more
I have heard such wonderful accounts of this man that I needed to read this book to fully understand his life and I was deeply touched when reading about the journey his life took. This book begins at the age of eight and tells about the spiritual journey he took until his death and then narrates how he became a Saint. To have such strength and faith is truly a testiment to his calling. Be ready, as a reader you will deal with many emotions as you read this novel and you might want to keep your...more
Read this book lots of times in middle school and was inspired enough to make thid guy my confirmation saint.

Another example of the power of martydom and the extraordinary human spirit.
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The life of St. Kolbe really touched me. I just wanted to read whatever I could find concerning him. My son Kolbe was named after this wonderful man of God.
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