St. Maximilian Koble, priest and martyr, has a special relevance for Catholic media. I hope all of you will think to say a prayer to him for the conversion of those people who use catholic media to confuse the faithful and distort the teachings of the Church and to keep faithful, charitable and courageous those who are dedicated to making Christ and His Church known and loved in their fullness.
From our friends at Rorate:
Several days of confinement had not broken Father Kolbe: on August 14, 1941, on the Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, his captors ended his life with a lethal injection. They thought they were crushing him for all eternity – as the instruments of his martyrdom, they were delivering him to the protection of his Most Holy and Immaculate Queen, the Immaculata Conceptio and Assumpta, who was ready to present him to her Son, as a witness, as a priest, as a servant, for a life of eternal glory and praise.On the Feast of the Assumption, his earthly remains would be incinerated – the Assumption, the most ancient of Marian feasts, had been a part of his life from the beginning. On the day in which he was born, January 8, 1894, he was baptized, as Rajmund, in his Parish Church, the Church of the Assumption. The Assumption, the moment in which the Queen of Martyrs, that totality of heavenly love on earth (see below), completes the earthly journey that had begun with her Immaculate Conception and enters the Glory of love – that was the moment chosen by the Lord from all eternity for the reception of his blessed soul.
Sancte Maximiliane, ora pro nobis!