Today is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Many great things can be said about this humble servant of God. Many of them stem from his great devotion to the Blessed Mother, Mary Immaculate.
“The most holy Mother is Mediatrix of all graces without exception. . . . Therefore the lifeof grace of a soul depends on the degree of its closeness to her. The closer a soul approaches her, the more pure it becomes, the more lively becomes its faith. Its love becomes more beautiful, and all virtues, being the work of grace, are strengthened and vivified. We cannot seek grace anywhere else because she is its Mediatrix.”
― St. Maximilian Kolbe, Let Yourself Be Led by the Immaculate
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Wednesday, 8/15 – 1 needed at 12p; 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 3p; 1 needed at 4p and 2 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 8/16 – 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 12p and 1 needed at 1p.
Friday, 8/17 – 2 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE OF ABORTED CHILDREN ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH.
More information to come!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2018 VIGIL FOR LIFE RESPECT LIFERETREAT! SEPTEMBER 21ST AND 22ND!
Fr. Richard Heilman will be the Retreat Master for this year’s retreat.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2018 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN! Our Madison campaign will begin at noon on Wednesday, September 26th and end at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 4th. You can start signing up for hours NOW! We will be holding a 24/7 campaign again this year!
Kolbean Prayer to Mary Mother of the Church
Mary, Mother of the Church, I come before you in the spirit of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who consecrated his Franciscan life and work to you without reserve. You accepted Maximilian’s self-offering; accept me. You led Maximilian to Christ; lead me. You formed Maximilian into a mirror of Christ; form me. Your union with Maximilian provided the backdrop for his works of evangelization and heroic acts of charity.
Please grant, through the intercession of St. Maximilian, that I might fully collaborate with you and the Holy Spirit as an instrument for the upbuilding of Christ’s Church. In Jesus’ Holy Name. Amen.
St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us!