Today is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe. The most famous story of him took place in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Auschwitz. In July 1941 there was an escape from the camp. Camp protocol required that 10 men be slaughtered for every escaped prisoner in retribution. One of those selected to be executed was a married man with small children. Maximilian volunteered to be executed in his place thus saving the man’s life.
St. Maximilian Kolbe wrote: “No one in the world can change the Truth. What we can do and should do is seek the truth and to serve it once we have found it. The real conflict is our inner conflict between two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of everyone’s soul: good and evil, sin and love. What good are victories on the battlefield, if we are defeated in our innermost personal selves?”
He also said: “ The most deadly poison of our times Is indifference. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers.”
Modeling St. Maximilian Kolbe, we pray that God give us the Grace, day by day, to be as faithful as he is to us.
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.