UNBORN WORD of the day

“what use are the victories…if we ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?”
August 13, 2007, 9:34 pm
Filed under: Quotes from Great Christians


Today August 14 is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who died in Auschwitz. Here is a quote from him which pro-lifers could apply to our personal and world situation and a prayer he wrote praising God for the Incarnation:

“No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hecatombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?” Saint Maximilian Kolbe in the Knight —Final Edition

“I adore you, O our heavenly Father, because you placed in the most pure womb of Mary your only-begotten Son. I adore you, O Son of God, because you condescended to enter the womb of Mary and became truly her actual Son. I adore you, O Holy Spirit, because you deigned to form in her immaculate womb the body of the Son of God. I adore you, O most Holy Trinity, O one God in holy Trinity for having ennobled the Immaculate in such a divine way…”
St. Maximilian Kolbe, Complementum Ss. Trinitatis… pp. 196-203.

Jean Heimann has an interesting post on Catholic Fire called St Max, Mother Mary, the Pro-life Movement and Me

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