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Start St. Maximilian Kolbe Novena today Aug 5! August 5, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Novenas, religious, Saints, sanctity, Tradition, Virtue.

Sorry, I tried to recycle a post from last year, updating dates and changing some other things, and WordPress just completely butchered it.  I think it’s fixed now.

I do not believe that St. Maximilian Kolbe’s feast is recognized in the traditional calendar of feasts, not being canonized until 1982, but he is such a powerful Saint and intercessor!  I strongly recommend devotion to the Polish German Saint and Martyr.  His Feast is August 14. Start your Novena today!  Saint Maximilian Kolbe is especially powerful for those struggling with addiction and as a protector of those in pro-life work.

Another suggested intention for this Novena would be to have this great Saint intercede for an end to the sufferings of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, that order founded so strongly on the charism St. Maximilian pioneered.  Or at least to allow the intervention to end and for that order to flourish mightily as a result of the sufferings they are enduring.


O St. Maximilian Kolbe,

faithful follower of St. Francis,

inflamed by the love of God

you dedicated your life to the practice of virtue

and to works of the apostolate.

Look down with favor upon us

who devoutly confide in your intercession, especially for:

(here mention your special requests)

Having consecrated yourself to the Immaculate Virgin Mary,th

you inspired countless souls to a holy life

and various forms of the apostolate

in order to do good to others

and to spread the kingdom of God.

Obtain for us the grace by our lives and labors

to draw many souls to Christ.

In your close conformity to our Divine Savior

you reached such an intense degree of love

that you offered your life to save a fellow prisoner.kolb

Implore God that we,

inflamed by such ardent charity,

may through our living faith and our apostolic works

witness Christ to others,

and thus merit to join you in the blessed vision of God.



  • Here is the Litany of good Saint Maximilian:-4 

    P: Lord, have mercy on us    ALL: Lord, have mercy on us
    P: Christ, have mercy on us    ALL: Christ, have mercy on us
    P: Lord, have mercy on us    ALL: Lord, have mercy on us

    God, our Father in heaven,    Have mercy on us
    God the Son, Redeemer of the World,    Have mercy on us
    God the Holy Spirit,    Have mercy on us
    Holy Trinity, one God,    Have mercy on us
    Immaculate Mary, Mother of the Savior,    Pray for us
    St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe,    Pray for us…

    Brave Knight of the ImmaculataFr_Maximilian_Kolbe_1936
    Heroic Son of Poland
    Man of living Faith
    Obedient Son of St. Francis
    Poor and Humble Friar
    Example of Angelic Purity
    Great Lover of our Eucharistic Lord
    Consecrant of Our Lady
    Faithful Priest
    Model of Religious Life

    Servant of the Church
    Marian Mystic
    Zealous Missionary
    Modern Evangelist
    True Ecumenist
    Brilliant Apologist
    Christian Journalist
    Educator of Youth
    Promoter of the Mass Media
    Spokesman of Christian Values
    Defender of Human Dignity
    Promoter of the Miraculous Medal
    Minister of Refugees
    Friend of the Homeless
    Hero of Auschwitz
    Victim of Violence and Hatred
    Provider for the Hungry
    Preacher to the Hopelesskolbe2
    Companion of the Imprisoned
    Comforter of the Sick
    Consoler of the Dying
    Instrument of Peace and Reconciliation
    Man for Others
    Victim of Planned Extermination
    Martyr of Charity
    Intercessor of the Addicted
    Friend to those with Eating Disorders
    Protector of Family Life
    Inspiration to Volunteers
    Patron of Pro-life
    Patron of our Difficult Age
    Prophet and Sign of the Civilization of Love

    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the World, Have mercy on us
    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the World, Have mercy on us
    Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the World, Grant us peace
    LET US PRAY: Merciful God, you raised up St. Maximilian Kolbe to the glory of your saints. Grant that we, through his heroic example and the powerful intercession of this Martyr of Charity, may always serve you in charity shown to our brothers and sisters. Grant the grace we need always to seek to accomplish the greatest glory of God in all that we do.
    P: We ask this through Christ our Lord.       ALL: Amen.


1. TG - August 4, 2014

Today is St. John Vianney’s feast day. (Probably not in the old calendar, it’s on a different date.)

Tantumblogo - August 4, 2014

Today is the Feast of Saint Dominic! In the TLM.

2. KolbeMission (@KolbeMission1) - August 5, 2014

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Pray for us! (Though, he wasn’t German 🙂

Tantumblogo - August 5, 2014

Thank you for the sentiment, but au contraire, his father was German, hence the German name, and his mother Polish.

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