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St. Maximilian Kolbe
Christian People / Saints
"In 1941 Fr. Kolbe offered to take the place of another prisoner sentenced to death at Auschwitz. This quiz about his life and martyrdom is dedicated to Holocaust victim Heinz Loeb."
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Kolbe was born in Poland in 1894, the second son of Julius and Maryanne Kolbe. What name was he given at birth?
As a small boy, the rambunctious Kolbe was a handful to his parents. One day his exasperated mother asked him a question which brought about a complete change in him. What did she say?
What would Jesus do?
What will become of you?
Why do you do these things?
How could you do such a thing?
As a child, Kolbe had a dream that the Virgin Mary offered him two crowns, a white crown (for chastity) and a red crown (for martyrdom)and asked him to choose. What choice did he make?
The white crown.
He chose neither.
He chose both.
The red crown.
In his teen years, in the early 1900s, Kolbe took an interest in something which was then not even in its infancy. What was it?
At the age of 13, Kolbe entered a religious order. Which order did he enter?
Kolbe had a lifelong devotion to the Blessed Virgin and, shortly before his ordination in 1918, founded an organization dedicated to the Mother of God. What was it called?
Knights of the Immaculate Conception
The Legion of Mary
The Knights of Mary Immaculate
The Immaculate League
In 1927, a Polish prince, moved by Kolbe's zeal and faith, gave him a large tract of land near Warsaw. On this land, Kolbe, with the help of fellow Franciscans, built housing for a religious community, along with a chapel and administrative offices. What was this community called?
The City of Mary
The City of the Immaculate
The Community of Mary Immaculate
City of the Mother of God
By this time, Kolbe was suffering from an illness which would plague him for the rest of his life. What was it?
In 1930, after meeting some students from another country, Kolbe left Poland to establish another community, identical to the one he had started near Warsaw, in this ill-fated city.
In 1941, Kolbe was arrested and sentenced to hard labor in this concentration camp.
In July of 1941, Kolbe asked to take the place of another prisoner, who had a wife and family. When asked why he wanted to do this, what answer did he give?
"I have no family"
"I am a Catholic priest"
"Greater love hath no man than that he give his life for his friends"
"It is the will of God."
Although he eventually was killed by an injection of carbolic acid, how was Kolbe originally sentenced to die?
On what church feast day did Kolbe die?
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)
The Feast of the Assumption (August 15)
All Saints Day (November 1)
Which of these pontiffs elevated Kolbe to sainthood?
Pope Paul VI
Pope John Paul II
Pope John XXIII
Pope Pius XII
Which of the following is Kolbe the official patron saint of?
People with heart disease
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Compiled Dec 04 13