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St. Maximilian Kolbe by Ann Walker

“Greater Love than this no man has that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

A story of selflessness and hope. 

How can anyone turn around a story of imprisonment and pending death sentence? Out of the darkness for one hopeless soldier in a prison camp came light in the form of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest. Saint Maximilian Kolbe asked his captors to take his own life in lieu of an imprisoned soldier whom he didn't really know! What could make one human being give their life for someone else? Perhaps St. Maximilian knew something that others didn't know.... It sounds like Divine Intervention. 

When we stop to think about Jesus, we realize that He selflessly gave of Himself for all of us. Just when people despair over some type of addiction or life circumstance, Jesus is there to save us! We can pray to Saint Maximilian Kolbe in our quest to gain more wisdom to help us persevere and overcome our problems and worries. Sometimes, God places just the right people in our path--Like Saint Maximilian Kolbe--who can help us along in our journey. They can inspire strength that we might not realize we have! Sometimes, we can be the ones that other people derive strength from.  

Check out the DVDs we have at Gospa Missions to learn more about Saint Maximilian Kolbe's life. The other items can also inspire us to see what we need to do in order to help others who are along the journey with us. Know that when you shop at Gospa, every purchase supports our dual mission of evangelization and care for children in need. 

- By Ann Walker

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