St. Maximilian Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Kolbe is the patron of families, drug addicts, prisoners, journalists, and the pro-life movement. Known for founding the Immaculata Movement and producing the Knight of the Immaculate magazine. During World War II, Saint Maximilian Kolbe housed over 3000 Polish refugees at his monastery. He was eventually imprisoned and sent to Auschwitz where he experienced constant beatings and terrible jobs. St. Maximilian died in the place of a man with young children who was chosen by the guards for the firing squad. St. Maximilian Kolbe's feast day is August 14th.