The famous martyr of Auschwitz (1941) who took the place of a condemned man. Before WW II, he worked mightily to conquer the world for Christ through Mary, desiring to save all souls in the world till the End of Time! His accomplishments are incredible! Proof positive the Faith produces heroes and martyrs even in our own day!
The Rev. Father Jeremiah J. Smith, O.F.M. CONV., was a priest and author of the twentieth century. His biography Saint Maximilian Kolbe: Knight of the Immaculata is full of fascinating tales of the saint\'s early youth, dream of martyrdom, and relationship with St. Therese of the Little Flower. Father Smith's book was originally published in 1952 by Conventual Franciscan Publications, New York, with the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur, and Imprimi Potest. It was retypeset and republished by TAN in 1998.