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Unit 7: St. Maximilian Kolbe


St. Maximilian Kolbe

Film Focus Point: This program is an overview of the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe.

Text Focus Point: Page 266

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the meaning of the incident when Maximilian Kolbe was offered two crowns by the Blessed Mother?

  2. How did this impact his life?

  3. One of the criteria for canonization is evidence of heroic virtue in the life of the candidate for sainthood. Name two Christian virtues St. Maximilian Kolbe displayed in his life.

  4. What do you think were the thoughts and feelings of the other prisoners at Auschwitz who witnessed Kolbe’s ministry and witness?

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