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“Everywhere Is Love!”: Day 8 in the Preparation for Total Consecration According to St. Maximilian Kolbe

On Day 8, this last day of preparation for our consecration, let us contemplate further St. Maximilian’s insight and wisdom regarding the Immaculata – who guided him at each moment of his life – up until he obtained the crown of martyrdom he had chosen as a young boy.   “Just a few hours before […]

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Holiness Amid Evil: Day 7 in the Preparation for Total Consecration According to St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe wrote about the saints and sanctity quite often. His first rule of life was   “I must become a saint, and a great saint.” … As we might expect, St. Maximilian tells us that to become holy is our duty to God. It is not an option…” https://saintmaximiliankolbe.com/saints-and-sanctity-part-1/ In an article

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“Only love creates”: Day 5 in the Preparation for Total Consecration According to St. Maximilian Kolbe

We love because God first loved us! John 4:19 In turn, we love in and through the Immaculata –  (St. Maximilian’s favorite name for Mary –  the one she herself used at Lourdes, saying: “I am the Immaculate Conception”)  – because she, also, first loved us! “Only at the time of God’s judgment in Heaven

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City of the Immaculata: Day 4 in the Preparation for Total Consecration According to St. Maximilian Kolbe

On this day 4 of our preparation for total consecration we will ponder Maximilian’s next steps in his journey, and how God began to bless his efforts unimaginably! The City of the Immaculate “When he returned to Poland as a young priest in 1919, he was appointed professor to the Franciscan seminarians in Cracow. However,

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