Saint Maximilian Kolbe Coloring Page: August 14th
After World War II, stories about heroes in the concentration camps emerged, though one of the most powerful tells of a Polish priest who offered his life in place of a young husband and father who had been one of ten men randomly condemned to death. The priest went bravely to his death, enduring two weeks of starvation and pain, in order to spare the other man’s life. He was the last of the ten men to die. That priest was Maximilian Kolbe. Before his death, Maximilian dedicated his priesthood to a movement that he named the “Immaculata Movement.” Through this movement, he encouraged devotion to Mary and consecration to her. He even traveled as far as Japan and India promoting this movement. Maximilian was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1982.
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