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100 1 Vivier, Jean-François,|eauthor.
245 10 Maximilian Kolbe :|ba saint in Auschwitz /|cJean- François
Vivier ; illustrated by Denoël ; colors by Joel Costes ;
translated by James Henri McMurtrie.
264 1 Manchester, New Hampshire :|bSophia Institute Press,
264 4 |c©2020
300 52 pages :|bchiefly color illustrations ;|c31 cm.
336 still image|bsti|2rdacontent
500 "Lives of the saints"
500 Translation of: Maximilien Kolbe : un saint à Auschwitz.
520 It's July 1941 in the Auschwitz concentration camp in
German-occupied Poland. Franciscan priest Maximilian Kolbe
steps forward. "Let me take this man's place," he says,
thereby volunteering to die in the place of a stranger who
had just been condemned to death by his Nazi captors. By
means of this singular deed, Fr. Kolbe laid down his life
for a complete stranger. Those who know little of Fr.
Kolbe may dismiss this as an impulsive act, soon
regretted. On the contrary his voluntary sacrifice of his
life was, in fact, the crowning achievement of nearly
forty years of Christian love, devotion, and even
martyrdom that he had freely and deliberately agreed to
accept when he was only twelve years old. In the decades
leading up to his self-sacrifice in Auschwitz, Fr. Kolbe
became a monk; earned a doctorate in Rome; taught
seminarians in college; established what soon became a
thriving religious order (the Militia Immaculatae);
founded a popular religious magazine, a monastery (where,
before his arrest, he hid thousands of Jews from the
Nazis), a religious radio station, and a wartime hospital;
and even created and served as publisher of the largest
religious newspaper in Europe, whose many issues opposed
Nazi evil and were circulated to readers throughout the
Continent. Fr. Kolbe also traveled with a few companions
to Nagasaki, where he set up a monastery to serve the
600 10 Kolbe, Maximilian,|cSaint,|d1894-1941|vJuvenile
600 17 Kolbe, Maximilian,|cSaint,|d1894-1941.|2fast
610 20 Auschwitz (Concentration camp)|vComic books, strips, etc.
650 0 Christian saints|zPoland|vComic books, strips, etc.
655 7 Biographical comics.|2lcgft
655 7 Nonfiction comics.|2lcgft
655 7 Biographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919896
655 7 Graphic novels.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01726630
655 7 Juvenile works.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411637
655 7 Graphic novels.|2lcgft
655 7 Biographies.|2lcgft
700 0 Denoël,|eillustrator.
700 1 Costes, Joel,|ecolorist.
700 1 McMurtrie, James Henri,|etranslator.