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real heros

maximilian kolbe (1894 – 13 august 1941)

franciscan priest
prisoner in auschwitz
gave other prisoners his food
heard confessions and celebrated mass secretly in prison
gave his life as a sacrifice for a fellow prisoner

beatified as confessor in 1970
canonized as martyr in 1981

more info:
westminster abbey 20th century martyrs
saint of auschwitz
jewish virtual library


About david b. clark

a husband and father || a student of philosophy, theology, history, literature, music, art, computer science


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