he offered his life


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“Hatred is not a creative force.  Only love is creative power.”

St. Maximillian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894-1941)


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Sentenced to hard manual labor at the death camp in Auschwitz, St. Maximillian Kolbe offered his life in exchange for that of a family man.


His zeal for souls and love of neighbor  leave us all striving for God’s glory by eagerly serving others.



Today, and every day, may we spread this message to the ends of the earth!



“The most deadly poison of our times is indifference.  And this happens, although the praise of God should show no limits.  

Let us strive, therefore, to praise him to the greatest extent of our powers.” 

St. Maximillian Kolbe



May we, like Maximillian Kolbe, be conformed, even until death, to Christ.  Who lives and reigns with God in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever.


Will you willingly give up your life,  for love of Him?

hugs n’ blessings are promised when you do!


9 thoughts on “he offered his life

  1. I have a deep affinity for Maximilam Kolbe—I’ve read many books about his life and that of his death by offering his own life for another.
    I all places, there is a Polish Museum in Rapperswill, Switzerland that has a very moving tribute to Fr. Kolbe—they even display his Auswitz “pajama” uniform along with photographs and other memorabilla—-such a story of such a selfless man living his life as the Gospel.
    thank you for the reminder!

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    1. Your knowledge of the Saints is outstanding! And I always enjoy how you weave their lived-out wisdom into so many of your posts. How fascinating about the Swiss Museum. Were you able to visit there? I’d love to visit Poland one day. So many of my Saint “Heroes” have affiliation their. One day. In God’s time. Hugs to you for taking the time to read and reply, you warmed my heart by your kindness to do so!!

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      1. I have been drawn to the lives of the saints for most of my adult life.
        One of my favorite stories is about St Martin of Tours…
        but then there is Padre Pio—did you know that when Padre Pio met a young Archbishop by the name of Karol Wojtyla for the very first time, in the late 60’s, he commented that he was meeting a future pope…good stuff!!!!

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  2. No dear one. Never stop sharing. Never stop standing and proclaiming the Christ for what He has done and will do in the life of all who accept and follow HIM ALONE. Blessings and His Peace. x


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