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Forget Not Love: The Passion of Maximilian Kolbe

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The famous French author's unique writing style captivates the reader with the heroic story of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, a modern apostle of Catholic evangelization, Marian spirituality, and a martyr of charity. With the encouragement of Pope John Paul II and the help of documentation (some unpublished) given to him by the Vatican, Frossard chronicles the dramatic and moving ...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Ignatius Press
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Excellent introduction to one of last century’s most celebrated saints. Reading this account of the life of Father Maximilian Kolbe by André Frossard whetted my appetite to learn more about this unusual Marian mystic and martyr. Written in a familiar style unencumbered by footnotes, Forget Not Love speaks to the heart. Those looking for hard dates and facts will probably be disappointed. And yet I found Frossard’s informality refreshing. I especially liked when and how he interjected controversi ...more
Nov 05, 2013 Anne rated it liked it
This is the first book about St. Maximilian Kolbe that I have read. His life is simply amazing, and I enjoyed learning about it, but the author's style wasn't as compelling for me.
Jun 16, 2012 Ryan rated it it was ok
I obviously love St. Maximilian Kolbe (named one of my sons after him), but I have to hope there's a better biography about him out there.
Michael Hermann
Jul 21, 2014 Michael Hermann rated it it was ok
I have read a few biographies on Maximillian Kolbe, and by all rights his life is quite interesting and very inspiring, but for me, this book did virtually nothing to show this. I was not a fan of Frossard's writing style, it seemed to flowery and very forced. He seemed to want to explain more of the details of events happening at the time Kolbe was alive than he did of the actual events that happened to Kolbe while he was alive. I was extremely disappointed that Frossard didn't go into more ...more
J.T. Therrien
Nov 04, 2014 J.T. Therrien rated it really liked it
Forget Not Love was a lovely, heartbreaking story of an incredible saint-in-the-making.

I knew practically nothing of St. Maximilian Kolbe and this book explained much about this tireless Franciscan priest's life leading to his tragic death at Auschwitz concentration camp.

The author's (Frossard) main objective was to illustrate the reasons why the Devil's Advocate had difficulty discerning whether or not Maximilian Kolbe should be considered a martyr for the Church. Frossard accomplished this aim
Jun 27, 2014 Jessen rated it did not like it
I love St Maximilian Kolbe, but I couldn't finish this book. I don't see how it encourages devotion, and wouldn't recommend it. As an example, here is one of the quotes I had a problem with:
"Sanctity comes with age, the combat, the laborious searching, and the agonized preference for perfection – that is, if it exists and if it is not just a form of pathological obsession that today we might rather tend to treat than to admire."
Apr 14, 2013 Juan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"No olvidéis el amor" es la recomendación que Maximiliano Kolbe pronuncia a los seiscientos franciscanos que dirigia como superior de, luego de que Hitler cruza la frontera polaca, y le indican que debe dispersar su comunidad. Un libro que demuestra la entrega desinteresada y amorosa por el otro, hasta el don de la vida misma, a ejemplo de nuestro Señor Jesucristo.
Aug 17, 2015 Jen rated it liked it
A fast read and an inspiring life. This is about a saint and Franciscan martyred at Auschwitz. Yet this is not a sad story. In his love of the blessed Mother Mary, he is a beautiful model of giving his life for others. I gave it three stars because I wanted it to be longer and include more of the saint's writings, which are always deeply moving when included.
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