Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe - Martyr of of Charity

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish conventual Franciscan friar. He is famous for volunteering to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz. The camp was located in then German-occupied Poland during World War II.

He remained in a monastery during World War II, where he organized a temporary hospital. He was released in 1939, but released just a few months after. He refused to sign the Deutsche Volksliste.

His monastery was shut down in February, 1941. He was arrested by the Gestapo. During his time in prison, he provided prayer for prisoners.

When one prisoner escaped the camp, the Commander randomly selected 10 people to be starved to death in an underground bunker. Kobe volunteered to take a place of a prisoner who screamed calling for his wife and children.

On October 10, 1982, Pope John Paul II canonized Father Kolbe and declared him a martyr of charity.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

People
jane austen
youtube icon
58:46

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.Au...

  • 172
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated

This extraordinary documentary follows the brainpower of Daniel T, the young Englishman who could be the world’s greatest mental athlete.Daniel is not just a calculating wizard, ...

  • 189
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
People
hitler vs stalin
youtube icon
48:46

Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler are two people that left a large mark in the events of the twentieth century. They were similar in some areas and very different in others.Many moder...

  • 226
  • 4 weeks ago
  • Not Rated

The late Kobe Bryant often said, "You Want First Place Come Play With Me, You Want Second Place Go Somewhere Else."A born winner, Kobe Bryant won 5 NBA championships, 2 Finals MVPs...

  • 953
  • 2 months ago
  • 7(1)
Avatar

4,577 Videos / 15,918,777 Views
Tags

Related Articles
Mercedes was next to her husband during his epic work Hundreds Years of Solitude, supported her family and never stopped...
  • 182
  • 1 month ago
Desmond, a fearless World War II medic, he single-handedly saved the lives of 75 American soldiers on the Maeda Escarpme...
  • 392
  • 2 months ago
Born in January 1893, Goering was a German political and military leader. At one point, he was one of the top 3 most pow...
  • 660
  • 3 months ago
Stalin consolidated his power after Lenin’s death in 1924. The Georgian revolutionary and political leader ruled the S...
  • 594
  • 4 months ago