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National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe
"How many people have gone to a shrine out of curiosity, as visitors, and have returned transformed!"
Pope John Paul II
During the Jubilee Year 2000, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops designated Marytown as the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Pilgrims are welcome to venerate the relics of this Polish Conventual Franciscan priest, publisher, theologian and evangelist. His life of charity and heroic death in the Auschwitz death camp is commemorated in our Kolbe/Holocaust Exhibit. Saint Maximilian is considered the patron of journalists, families, prisoners, the pro-life movement, those afflicted with chemical dependency and eating disorders, and the media communications. Come and visit an inspirational place of prayer, hospitality, evangelization, and personal spiritual growth!
ST. MAXIMILIAN'S FEAST DAY: AUGUST 14
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