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Friday, 30 January 2015
The Vision of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Despite a discrepancy in reports regarding time, St. Maximilian Kolbe, either when he was nine or twelve, depending on the source, had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
She held out to him two crowns, one of white roses, which symbolized virginity, and the other of red roses, symbolizing martyrdom.
Our Lady Mary asked him to choose one and the saint-to-be chose both.
White roses have long been a symbol of purity, as red have been of love and martyrdom.
This saint grew in contemplation and seriousness, developing a great love for the "Immaculata".
If you have not seen the superb DVD play of St. Maximilian, I highly recommend this.
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MAXIMILIAN KOLBE SAINT OF AUSCHWITZ: Actor Leonardo Defilipis DVD
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