Rajmund Kolbe (1894 - 1941) MP

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Nicknames: "Maksymilian Maria Kolbe"
Birthplace: Zdunska Wola, Zduńska Wola County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
Death: Died in Oswiecim, Oświęcim County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Managed by: Karol Wodyński
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About Rajmund Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe, O.F.M. Conv., (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe [maksɨˌmilian ˌmarja ˈkɔlbɛ]; 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Kolbe was canonized on 10 October 1982 by Blessed Pope John Paul II, and declared a martyr of charity. He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement. Blessed Pope John Paul II declared him "The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century". Due to Kolbe's efforts to promote consecration and entrustment to Mary, he is known as the Apostle of Consecration to Mary.

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Polish: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maksymilian_Maria_Kolbe

English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_Kolbe

German: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_Kolbe

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Święty Maksymilian Kolbe's Timeline

1894
January 8, 1894
Zdunska Wola, Zduńska Wola County, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
1941
August 14, 1941
Age 47
Oswiecim, Oświęcim County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland