Sunday, August 13, 2006

St. Maximilian Kolbe



"No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends." John 15:13

Hat tip to Sunny (click title above for the post in its entirety) of Faith and Country and Denise.

The Man Who Stepped Out of Line

In this post-feminist age where men are still learning remedial masculinity, we have a model of manhood lived heroically which we would do well to emulate. In the early twentieth century Poland gave us that manly priest, John Paul II, but also his hero, Maximilian Kolbe, priest, missionary, spiritual father and martyr of brotherly love. St. Maximilian’s feast day is August 14th, the vigil of his beloved Virgin Mary’s Assumption and the day which commemorates the conquest of virile love over the totalitarian creeds of his generation.

1 comment:

Denise said...

No hat tip needed for me with this article. It was first sent to me by a friend who rec's their newsletter - and I thought it was awesome. Great thoughts. Of course, I don't expect anything less from Human Life Intern'l - a great organization.

Glad you published it for more to discover.
Blessings,
Denise