Maximillian Kolbe

Maximilian Kolbe, Saint For Our Times

By wffguest / August 14, 2021 /

A Vignette of stories about St. Maximilian Kolbe, whose total consecration to Mary paves the way we can follow and become superheroes like him! by Brother Francis Mary FI

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BFP 002: Fr. Anthony Mary OFM Conv talks about Kolbe, Rattisbonne’s conversion, Chicago, and Our Lady

By John B. Manos / July 16, 2017 / Play in new window | DownloadIn this second episode of our re-launched Bellarmine Forum podcast, Manos sits down with Friar Anthony Mary, a conventual Franciscan in Chicago. They talk about St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917, and events in Italy where Masons marched onto the Vatican singing hymns that Lucifer will reign and make the…

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Except through Mary… Mediatrix has Nothing to do with Medjugorje

By John B. Manos / June 8, 2017 /

Let me comment on this first: The title of Mary as Mediatrix of all Grace has nothing to do with Medjugorje. There, I got that out of the way. I have to grind that axe when the opportunity presents. Back in 1891, Pope Leo XIII wrote an encyclical on the Rosary, Octobri Mense, in which he…

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Image of the Blessed Mother inset in a circle with floral flourishes to each side. John B. Manos

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart and the Trial of the West by Islam?

By John B. Manos / August 17, 2016 /

In the wake of Mohammedism’s (Islam’s) initial spread over the middle east, an African bishop penned a consecration to the Blessed Mother’s Immaculate heart. The Bishop of Toledo wrote one as well. We know that Spain was run over by Islam for a time, but it got me wondering… August is traditionally devoted to focusing on devotion to the…

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Kolbe: St. Benedict’s one trick to become Holy

By John B. Manos / July 11, 2016 /

On the feast the St. Benedict, we typically see people speaking of his medal and protection from evil, but there’s so much more to this saint! One time his sister, St. Scholastica wrote to him for advice on how to be holy, but before we report his answer to her, consider the life of this saint…

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Is Corpus Christi Interesting Enough to Draw Drunken Fops and Gun Salutes?

By John B. Manos / May 29, 2016 /

In recent years, there has been a push to make public processions again on Corpus Christi. Thank God!  after all, that’s Our Lord, Living and Present in the Blessed Sacrament!  We should boldly proclaim to the world the good news that Jesus is Risen from the Dead and lives among us! As we all know, not…

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Kolbe’s Secret to the Best Month of Mary You’ve Ever Lived

By John B. Manos / May 2, 2016 /

May is the Month of the Blessed Mother Mary. Traditionally, people devoted a special care to do something special for their Blessed mother each day of May. I want to inspire you with “more” you can do and why. Best yet, I want to give you a story of St. Maximillian Kolbe’s secret, and how you can transform…

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