Wednesday, August 14, 2013

St. Maximilian Kolbe and the Militia of the Immaculata

Today is the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, the Auschwitz martyr: more about him and his martyrdom here and here.

My true reason for posting about him is a conference I plan to attend next month associated with his Militia of the Immaculata, at which Dale Ahlquist of the American Chesterton Society will be the featured speaker. I don't know what his topic will be, but surely he'll find some unity between the two journalists: St. Maximilian and G.K. Chesterton:

Dale Ahlquist, host of EWTN’s “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense,” will be the featured speaker at the Militia Immaculata Midwest Conference, Sept 6-7, at the Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kan. Also speaking will be Fr. Stephen McKinley, rector of the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe. The weekend includes concerts, Mass, benediction, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. For information about registration, accommodations, and meals, email Christine Rossi at

St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of media communications!

Here's a link to the flyer and more info on the conference location.

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