Pope John Paul II declared Maximilian Kolbe "the patron saint of this difficult century." The famous and unique writing style of French author Andre Frossard captivates the reader with Maximilian Kolbe's heroic story. This book details Kolbe from his childhood through his founding of the largest monastery in the world (700 Franciscans), to his missionary journeys to Japan, to his final act of love in Auschwitz, where he became a Christian martyr.
The famous French author's unique writing style captivates the reader with the heroic story of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a modern apostle of Catholic evangelization, Marian spirituality, and a martyr of charity. With the encouragement of Pope John Paul II, Frossard chronicles the dramatic life of this Polish Franciscan who volunteered to die in place of a fellow prisoner in Auschwitz.