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  • Maximilian Kolbe

    St Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941) was born in Zduriska Wola, Poland. He was the second of five brothers. His father was an ethnic German and mother Polish. His father was hanged by the Russians for fighting for an independent Poland. St Maximilian and his elder brother Francis joined the Franciscans; he made his final vows in…

  • The Gift of Life

    On the cover of this month’s Crusader Magazine is a picture of Francis Gajowniczek receiving Holy Communion from Pope John Paul II. I read Francis’ story in the Reader’s Digest when I was a boy. He had been a prisoner in a Nazi Concentration Camp in World War II and he had been sentenced to…