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- "Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar most famous for volunteering to die in place of a stranger at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
"Kolbe (born January 8, 1894; died August 14, 1941) was born as Rajmund Kolbe....
"During the Second World War he provided shelter to refugees from Greater Poland, including 2,000 Jews whom he hid from Nazi persecution in his friary in Niepokalanów. He was also active as a radio amateur, with Polish call letters SP3RN, vilifying Nazi activities through his reports.
"On February 17, 1941 he was arrested by the German Gestapo and imprisoned in the Pawiak prison, and on May 25 was transferred to Auschwitz I as prisoner #16670.
"In July 1941 a man from Kolbe’s barracks vanished, prompting SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl Fritzsch, the deputy camp commander, to pick 10 men from the same barracks to be starved to death in Block 13 (notorious for torture), in order to deter further escape attempts. (The man who had disappeared was later found drowned in the camp latrine.) One of the selected men, Franciszek Gajowniczek, cried out, lamenting his family, and Kolbe volunteered to take his place.
"During the time in the cell he led the men in songs and prayer. After three weeks of dehydration and starvation, only Kolbe and three others were still alive. Finally he was murdered with an injection of carbolic acid.
"Father Kolbe...was canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 10, 1982 in the presence of Franciszek Gajowniczek....
"He is one of ten 20th-century martyrs from across the world who are depicted in statues above the Great West Door of Westminster Abbey, London...." (Jewish Virtual Library)
- "The Vatican confirmed today that Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals [If accurately reported, why give this abonimation till the end of August????]. In May, the Brothers of Charity group, the charitable arm of the Brothers of Charity religious order in Belgium, announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in the country. Only Belgium and the Netherlands allow doctors to legally kill people with mental health problems" (National Catholic Register, 8/11/17).
- A bishop's plea: Don't forget victims of war and cholera in Yemen (Catholic News Agency, 8/11/17)
- The meaning behind the Jerusalem Cross (Aletia, 8/11/17)
- Saint Clare of Assisi (born July 16, 1194; died August 11, 1253)