This comes a little late in the day, but on 10 October in 1982 John Paul II canonized St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Paul VI had beatified him as a confessor, but JP2 canonized him as a martyr. St. Maximilian’s case is a good example of the “third way” between the heroic life of virtue and martyrdom: oblatio vitae… offering of life. I’ve written about this HERE. This involves the offering of one’s own life having live a life of virtue in at least an ordinary way. For example, St. Max, a virtuous guy, offered his life for another in a Nazi death camp. His offering, down the line, resulted in his death. St. Gianna decided not to abort her child, which eventually resulted in her death.
First, St. Maximilian is the patron saint of HAM RADIO OPERATORS!
Second, I have a 1st class relic of St. Maximillian. These are rare.
Third, I saw a great colorized photo of the saint today.