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Without Sacrifice - St. Maximilian Kolbe Crewneck Sweatshirt

Without Sacrifice - St. Maximilian Kolbe Crewneck Sweatshirt

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Let your wardrobe witness to the sacrifice of Maximilian Kolbe and inspire sainthood. 

Our Lord said that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. This man, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, sacrificed his own life for the life of a stranger at the Nazi Concentration Camp in Auschwitz, Germany. As a consequence of someone escaping the concentration camp, Nazi soldiers would randomly select 10 prisoners to suffer a long, painful death in a starvation bunker. On such an occasion, one of the selected 10 begged the soldiers to spare him since he had a wife and children. In response to the man's plea, Maximilian Kolbe stepped forward to take his place. The Nazi soldiers asked Maximilian for his identity, to which Maximilian simply responded, "I am a Catholic priest." The soldiers accepted the substitution, and Maximilian Kolbe died ministering to his fellow prisoners starving in the pit. On October 10, 1982, the man saved by MaximilianFranciszek Gajowniczekattended the canonization of his rescuer, now Saint Maximilian Kolbe. What great sacrifice; what great love.

Extend the testimony of St. Maximilian Kolbe to others, regularly regain your inspiration from St. Maximilian's example, or exercise generosity by giving a friend the gift of St. Maximilian's witness to Christ and His Church with this That One Sheep shirt.

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