St. Maximilian Kolbe

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Maximilian Kolbe, 1939.

St. Maximilian Kolbe’s life as a child prepared his path to holiness

Aug 14, 2023

By Antonio Tarallo

Father Raffaele Di Muro, dean of the San Bonaventura-Seraphicum Theological Faculty in Rome and director of the Kolbe chair, speaks... Read more

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski celebrates a Mass at Niepokalanów in Poland, Jan. 8, 2022.

A magazine launched by a saint is still thriving 100 years later

Jan 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis sent a message marking the publication’s centenary. Read more

Bishop Andrzej Siemieniewski celebrates Mass in the Chapel of St. Maximilian, Niepokalanów, Poland, Nov. 6, 2021.

Polish Catholic bishop celebrates Mass on EWTN Germany’s 20th anniversary

Nov 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Mass was offered in the Chapel of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Niepokalanów. Read more

The volunteer friar firefighters started by St. Maximilian Kolbe

Meet the volunteer friar firefighters started by St. Maximilian Kolbe

Oct 11, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A group of firefighters from Poland looks just like any other firefighting brigade, with heavy uniforms, hard helmets, and a... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin holds a reliquiary containing relics of Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, Sept. 5, 2021.

All-Ireland Primate honors Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe

Sep 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Martin carried the Auschwitz martyr’s relics through the streets of a Northern Irish town. Read more

St. Maximilian Kolbe

80 years ago St. Maximilian Kolbe gave his life in Auschwitz to save a father of a family

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“Let us place all families of the world under the mantle of Mary, under the intercession of Maximilian Kolbe.’ Read more

Swiss Franciscan Conventual Friar Léon Veuthey (1896-1974)

Sainthood cause advances of priest called ‘supernatural man’ by St. Maximilian Kolbe

Mar 18, 2021

The sainthood cause of a Swiss priest whose “supernatural conceptions” made an impression on St. Maximilian Kolbe has advanced, along... Read more

The relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe are transferred to the Polish parliament. Credit: Andrzej Hrechorowicz/

Relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe installed in chapel of Polish parliament

Dec 28, 2020

Relics of Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe were installed in a chapel in Poland’s parliament before Christmas.  Read more

The entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

German archbishop in Auschwitz: Stand up against hubris of the politically powerful 

Aug 14, 2019

On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, a German archbishop has called for a... Read more

St. Maximilian Kolbe. Public domain

Auschwitz Memorial chronicles the sacrifice of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Aug 14, 2019

The Auschwitz Memorial has published  photos chronicling the sacrifice of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who died in the Nazi concentration camp... Read more

The relic of St. Maximilian Kolbe which will be venerated at the St. Francis Chapel in Boston's Prudential Center Mall.

A Boston mall chapel will house the relics of three saints

Oct 12, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Relics of St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. John Paul II will be coming to a Boston mall’s... Read more