"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Scared? Want to buy a gun? Want to form a militia? Want to call down fire from heaven on the heathens?



How did St. Maximilian Kolbe pray? (Kolbe founded the 'Militia of Mary Immaculate'* or the Knights of the Immaculata.)

Did he organize a militia to engage in insurrection and rioting and counter terrorism?

Did he use religion to call down divine wrath upon his enemies?

Did he try to ‘weaponize the rosary’ to destroy the enemies of the Church?

No.

He prayed:
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee, and for those who do not have recourse to thee, especially the enemies of the Church and those recommended to thee.

Later he died a martyr of charity.


St. Max seated with his friars 
wearing symbolic helmets.

*In 1917 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbon, renowned anti-Catholic and agnostic of Jewish lineage, St. Maximilian was moved by divine grace to found a pious association of the faithful known as the Militia of the Immaculate.
The Militia was to be a loosely organized tool in the hands of for the conversion and sanctification of non-Catholics, especially those inimical to the Church. Its members consecrated themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary, invoked Her daily for the conversion of sinners, and strove by every licit means to build up the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart throughout the world. - More here.

3 comments:

  1. OT but...are you doing a novena to the Little Flower this year?

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  2. did Maximilian Kolbe hide a gun under his religious habit while attending mass?
    did he engage in situational awareness?
    did he stockpile weapons?
    did he encourage other priests to stockpile weapons?
    did he post food porn on his blog during lent?

    No. But I know a blogging Priest who does!

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