Maximilian Kolbe

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Maximilian Kolbe
Fr.Maximilian Kolbe 1939.jpg
Born7 January 1893
Zdunska Wola, Poland
Died14 August 1941
Venerated inRoman Catholicism
Beatified17 October 1971 by Pope Paul VI
Canonized10 October 1982 by Pope John Paul II
FeastAugust 14
Patronagedrug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, pro-life movement

Maximilian Maria Kolbe (1894-1941) is a Catholic saint. He was a Polish Franciscan who worked in Poland and Nagasaki, Japan. He died in Auschwitz because he wanted to save another prisoner. Maximilian saved the life of that prisoner. Maximilian is remembered on August 14, the date of his death. The first-class relics of St Maximilian Kolbe are preserved and distributed by the friary of Niepokalanów, establish by St Maximilian in Poland.

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