Kolbe Relic Tour Stop – St. Julia Catholic Church (Siler City, NC)


12801626_1721534901398930_4054984960270569281_nTo commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv., our province has sponsored a pilgrimage tour of 1st degree relics (fragments of his beard). This is the largest tour of St. Maximilian Kolbe relics in North America and will span the entire East Coast territory of the province. The relics have been in North Carolina since the end of February and will next visit St. Julia Catholic Church in Siler City (March 11th-13th). The Polish Community will be celebrating Mass on Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m. Lenten Lamentations (traditional Lenten service) will be chanted at 1:30 pm in the church and the Mass will be followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
Friar Jacek Laszczynski, OFM Conv. and the parishioners of (Iglesia Catolica de St. Julia) St. Julia Catholic Church  welcome and invite you all to celebrate in the presence of the relics of this great Martyr of the 20th century and pray with them in his native language.




St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv. Reliquaries



The parishioners of St. Julia performed a play about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe, including this moment when he, as a small child, was offered the crown of purity and the crown of martyrdom by Our Lady. He chose both.


Parishioners of St. Julia portray the condemned prisoners in prayer alongside St. Maximilian Kolbe.

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