Skip to comments.Blessed[Saint]Maximilian Kolbe-Priest Hero Of A Death
Posted on 08/14/2002 6:28:11 PM PDT by Lady In Blue
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I was wondering if you put up a saints thread yesterday. I think I missed it. =(
This is so true. One can definitely see and feel the holiness of someone like this.
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My son is a Knight of the Miltia Immaculata.
They have wonderful camps for youth around the US and world.
It was one of the best exp. KV ever had in the Catholic Church.
The other families included him in all the activities. Alot of focus was on quite prayer time at Mass.
We have been treated as outcasts by parisheners in the local Church and in California. I perservered through the pain of knowing he was not welcomed to get him to Caticism it was those in the body that moved the class upstairs so we were forced out.
But the two years he attended Miltia Immaculat Camp of St. Kolbe it was a wonderful, educational and loving enviroment.
I will never forget the Nun Ann who took Chris to Mass with her and would sit and you could see the love in her eyes for Chris' enthusiasm to pray and learn about our Holy Mother.
St. Kolbe work and dedication still lives today in the youth camps.
It has been the Role Model of St. Kolbe's life that has kept us going on many long hard suffering days.
To understand suffering reconizing it then lifting it up in Prayer has saved my life many times.
Actually you get to a point in life where regardless of what your trials are for that day you can mentally put that aside and cherish small pleasures and be thankful for the gift of life.
A foolish man IMO made a comment the other day about what a waste my life has been by supporting and careproviding for my son, it hurt my feelings and put a seed of doubt by my relizing how many people share his opinion. Then he said a few other things in the conversation that made me relize I was dealing with a secular person.
Yet even if I have doubt and hurt from cruelness from others in the long run it strengthens my perserverance to continue on.
The hurt that man caused by his own views of what I done with my life still lingers but as in the past when I deal with the don't get its it makes me stronger. I am stubborn but it can be a good thing.
Without my faith though and what I have absorbed in Christ's teaching and the human side of Mary's heartache and suffering being torn emotionally with the fools of the world around her I can honestly say I would have caved along time ago.
The longer he lives 25yrs now the more the world rejects his right to life and my choice to support it.
It is sometimes easier to retreat away from others who think I am the fool.
Unfortunetly KV is very persistant and bugs me consistantly to plan his next adventure out. I know for every foolish man there is a God loving man who accepts us and our perseverance has helped others on the same narrow path.
So I will do and KV will do what we know is best for our suffering lift it up to Mary as she did so many times in her life and finally at the foot of the cross.
I remember a few years ago the maried couple that he step forward to spare their life was still with us. I don't if they are still living.
Talk about strength his captures tried starving him to death I think 3times and he lived, finally had to give him a lethal injection af battery acid.
I hear the man giving that injection had a very hard time as Kolbe looked him in the eyes and he could not handle what he saw in Kolbes eyes yelling at him to turn away, this is from my memory of reading about his life so my facts may not be accurate. (Holy disclaimer, lol)
I'm glad to hear your son is a Knight of the Militia Immaculata. I too, am a Knight (do they call women knights??). My anniversary is October 7, the date I was installed.
St. Maximilian Kolbe has been a great influence in my life and his unselfish love for Our Lady combined with his heroism in giving up his life for another has always stuck with me. "Greater love hath no man, who lays down his life for his friends."
God Bless your Son, Oceanperch!
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