ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE NOVENA
STARTING AUGUST 5
Saint Maximilian Kolbe (8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941)
The man survived to be reunited with his wife
and attend St. Kolbe's canonization in 1982.
Before he was sent to Auschwitz, Kolbe was actively:
- Promoted the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary
- Founded and supervised the Niepokalanów church and monastery near Warsaw
- Operated an amateur-radio station (SP3RN)
- Founded and ran several other organizations and publications, including a newspaper with over a million subscribers
declaring him a
Martyr of Charity
"The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century".
His feast day is 14 August, the day of his death.
St. Maximilian Kolbe is known as the
patron of our difficult age
and a heavenly intercessor for many, including:
- The pro-life movement
- Drug, alcohol and other addictions
- Eating disorders
- Spiritual, mental and physical healing
Let the Marytown Friars pray for your intentions during the Novena, August 5-13.
WHO WANTS TO BECOME CATHOLIC?
"After four years of struggling and searching, I asked my friend,
'Pray for us to know the church God wants us to join.'
To which she responded,
'You could consider the Catholic Church.'
Internally, I laughed!
My husband and I were looking for a Bible-based church,
and the Catholic Church in my mind was not even a church!
But the last laugh was God’s:
less than three years later,
we came home to the Catholic Church.
How did this happen?
Click to ready Vicki Larson's story about becoming Catholic:
If you know someone considering the Catholic faith, contact:
Sessions start on September 13!
THE PRAY MORE HEALING RETREAT
All things are possible with Christ, including our healing --
particularly the healing of our hearts and souls.
Thus was this retreat put together -- to help
in whatever is your circumstance,
bring you closer
to the Lord, our Divine Healer.
The Retreat is self-paced -
- You participate
you have the time.
, but you’re not alone
are doing it with you!