Who was St Maximilian Kolbe?
St. Pope John Paul II called St. Maximilian Kolbe the ‘saint for our troubled age.’ Most of us are familiar with his death as a Martyr in Auschwitz and a casualty of WWII.
However, St. Maximilian Kolbe’s story of sainthood is much more than a single heroic decision. Kolbe is a modern saint who proves that holiness is possible today.
St Maximilian Kolbe Quotes
St Maximilian Kolbe Quote 1
“Let us not forget that Jesus not only suffered, but also rose in glory; so, too, we go to the glory of the Resurrection by way of suffering and the Cross.”
St Maximilian Kolbe Quote 2
“For Jesus Christ I am prepared to suffer still more.”
St Maximilian Quote 3
“Be a Catholic: When you kneel before an altar, do it in such a way that others may be able to recognize that you know before whom you kneel.”
St Maximilian Quote 4
“The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers.”
St Maximilian Quote 5
“If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.”
St Maximilian Quote 6
“God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.”
St Maximilian Quote 7
“The Cross is the school of love.”
St Maximilian Quote 8
“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
St Maximilian Quote 9
“If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.”
St Maximilian Quote 10
“A single act of love makes the soul return to life.”
St Maximilian Quote 11
“Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God’s heart.”
St Maximilian Quote 12
“Don’t ever forget to love.”
St Maximilian Quote 13
“Through the Immaculate, we can become great saints, and what is more, in an easy way.”
St Maximilian Quote 14
“Christian perfection consists in the union of our will with the will of God.”
St Maximilian Quote 15
“The essence of the love of God does not lie in affections or in sweet words, but solely in the will. If the soul perseveres decisively with its will fixed on holiness and love of God, although it does not experience the least feeling in its heart, let it be wholly convinced that it continually tends with rapid pace forward and ever pushes upward.”
St Maximilian Quote 16
“Do not forget that holiness consists not in extraordinary actions, but in performing your duties towards God, yourself, and others well.”
St Maximilian Quote 17
“My beloved, may every fall, even if it is serious and habitual sin, always become for us a small step toward a higher degree of perfection. In fact, the only reason why the Immaculate permits us to fall is to cure us from our self-conceit, from our pride, to make us humble and thus make us docile to the divine graces. The devil, instead, tries to inject in us discouragement and internal depression in those circumstances, which is, in fact, nothing else than our pride surfacing again. If we knew the depth of our poverty, we would not be at all surprised by our falls, but rather astonished, and we would thank God, after sinning, for not allowing us to fall even deeper and still more frequently.”
St Maximilian Quote 18
"Let us remember that love lives through sacrifice and is nourished by giving...Without sacrifice there is no love."
St Maximilian Quote 19
"For a book from which to learn how to grow in the love of God, there is no better book than Jesus Christ crucified."
St Maximilian Quote 20
"Courage, my sons. Don't you see that we are leaving on a mission? They pay our fare in the bargain. What a piece of good luck! The thing to do now is to pray well in order to win as many souls as possible. [Said when he was first arrested.]
St Maximilian Quote 21
"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
St Maximilian Quote 22
”Jesus honored her before all ages, and will honor her for all ages. No one comes to Him, nor even near Him, no one is saved or sanctified, if he too will not honor her. This is the lot of Angels and of men.
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This design was inspired by the vision St. Maximilian Koble had of his life. When he was young, he had a vision. In the vision, he was approached by an angel of the Lord who presented him with two crowns. A Red Crown, representing a Martyrs' death, and a White Crown, representing purity. St. Maximillian was asked to choose one of them, and he took both. 16670 was his concentration camp prisoner number.
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