Raymond Kolbe's Things Fall Apart

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484 words

Raymond Kolbe was born on the 8 January, 1894. He was born the second son of a poor weaver at Zdunska Wola near Lodz in Poland. His role in the spiritual way of life started when he was a young boy. Raymond was a mischievous young boy just like any other, after being told off one day by his mother he was opened up to a whole new view on life. He explained “That night I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me. Then she came to me holding two crowns, one white, the other red. She asked if I was willing to accept either of these crowns. The white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should become a martyr. I said that I would accept them both.” From then on this young boy believed he was destined for martyrdom. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains raymond kolbe's role in the spiritual way of life started when he was a young boy.
  • Describes maximilian as a loving and caring man, always helping whenever he could, teaching and preaching to the younger priests and church attenders, and building friaries in nagasaki and india.

His religion was his life, he lived and breathed it, teaching and preaching to the younger priests and church attenders. In 1930 he wanted to give back to the less fortunate community that he had been staying with for a while and so he helped raise money and built friaries in Nagasaki and in India. These friaries were one day going to help education people the underprivileged people searching for help, guidance or just faith in Nagasaki and India. During the second world war these friaries the friars helped house, feed and clothe the jewish refugees. He helped hide them from the Nazi’s and gave them everything he had and a life that they deserved. In may 1941 he was arrested and taken to a death camp for hiding Jews. “Prisoners were being staved. One cup of imitation coffee in the morning, and weak soup and half a loaf of bread after work. Everyone fought for food. max stood aside in spite of the ravages of starvation, and frequently there would be none left for him. He constantly sacrificed himself for others” (His doctor in prison) Kolbe was in prison with many men who had done terrible things and yet everyday he would make new friends and show people the way of christ. Many people in the camp would comment on how positive he was. “ At night he would move from bunk to bunk saying "I am a Catholic priest, can I do anything for you?” It was only small things but he made the different. Maximilian made everyone feel included, he wanted a healthy society where everyone was treated fair and just. Not only did he help those who asked but he also prayed for the guards who were killing people every day. He believed that they needed more help then hate and resentment. They needed to find their

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