By Tom Quiner
Maximillian Kolbe possessed supernatural courage.
What else could explain what he did? Imprisoned at Auschwitz during World War II, this Catholic priest offered to go to the gas chamber in place of a fellow prisoner. As he processed to his death, he sang hymns to the Christ that had fed him with his Body and Blood his entire life, right up to the end.
Perhaps that was the source of his courage. Eucharist.
The now sainted Fr. Kolbe beautiful expressed the power of Catholic Holy communion:
“If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.” – St. Maximilian Kolbe
Pray for us Saint Maximillian Kolbe.