70 years ago on August 14, 1941, Maximilian died in the Nazi’s concentration camp, Auschwitz. This Polish saint is a hero for a temporary man. He realized that the Blessed Mary is the key to converting the world to her Son, so he organized his special followers as the Militia or "Army of the Immaculate" following, as he said, on the promise that Yahweh had made in Genesis: that Mary would crush the serpent’s head. May he be our spiritual guide in our time.
On October 17, Pope Benedict will canonize six religious, two of whom lived in the fifteenth century. One of the is Polish priest – Blessed Stanislaw Soltys Kazimierczyk (1433-89), a Krakow priest, entered the Canons Regular of the Lateran at the age of 23. The current (2004) edition of the Roman Martyrology, which lists him among the saints and blesseds of May 3, states, “Moved by pastoral charity, he was a diligent minister of the word of God, a master in spiritual matters, and sought after in hearing confessions.” Continue reading New Polish Saint