Today is the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Here is an image from the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle in Rome where he was ordained priest.
And here’s an image from the Roman church Sant’Andrea della Fratte where he offered his first Mass on the altar where Our Lady appeared to and converted Alphonse Ratisbonne.
St. Maximilian gave some excellent advice in reading about Our Lady: “When you start reading something on the Immaculate, do not forget that at that moment you come into contact with a living being, who loves you, who is pure, without stain. She will reveal herself to you through the phrases that you read and will convey to you thoughts, convictions, feelings that the author himself could not possibly even imagine.”
“We should put into practice what we have read. It is sufficient to dedicate five minutes daily to the reading, but be resolute, and do not omit these five minutes any day. This will be an assurance of advancement in perfection. It will likewise be a healthful nourishment for our souls, because it will serve to give us wings in our flight to the summits of our desired holiness, and a closer union with the Immaculata.”
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“There is not one single heroic act that we are unable to accomplish with the help of the Immaculate.”
“God permits that you go through a sense of being disheartened, filled with doubts and lonesomeness. But this is always for His glory and that of His Immaculate Mother. However, if you trust not in yourself in anything, placing instead all your confidence in our Immaculate Mother, you will always triumph, even though all of hell, the flesh, and the devil assailed you.”
“When at times I am tempted to worry, I immediately say to myself: ‘Silly one, why do you worry? Is this your work? If all belongs to the Immaculate, will she not attend to it? Then let Her lead you!'”
“Let’s permit ourselves to be guided by the Immaculate Mother wherever and however she wills it. And thus, by our faithful and conscientious service, we can contribute in winning over all souls for Her.”
“Let us have no confidence in ourselves, but also let us not place any bound to our confidence in Her. In every difficulty and temptation, let us have recourse to Her, and we will assuredly not fall. Let us entrust to Her every undertaking, and we will surely attain whatever She wants.”