Patrons & Protectors - St. Maximillian Kolbe Statue
St. Maximilian Kolbe
Patron of Addiction Recovery
Feast Day: August 14
Prayer to St. Maximilian
O Lord Jesus Christ who said, “greater love than this no man has that a man lay down his life for his friends,” through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe, whose life illustrated such love, we beseech you to grant us our petitions. Through the Knights of the Immaculate movement, which Maximilian founded, he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady throughout the world. He gave up his life for a total stranger and loved his persecutors, giving us an example of unselfish love for all men- a love which was inspired by true devotion to Mary. Grant O Lord Jesus that we too may give ourselves entirely without reserve to the love and service of our Heavenly Queen in order to better love and serve our fellow men in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian. Amen.