The Writings of St. Maximilian Kolbe ~ March 5, 2016

“On March 5th at Marytown, the first English critical edition of the Letters (Volume 1) and Other Writings (Volume 2) of St. Maximilian Kolbe was launched before a celebratory and packed Conference Center Auditorium. As the keynote speaker, {[Minister Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province, the Very Reverend] Fr. James [McCurry, OFM Conv.] captured everyone’s interest and emotions as he contextualized the 2500 pages of Kolbe’s writings, which were written mainly between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II. That period was characterized by the extremes of Nazism on one side and Communism on the other. Between these totalitarian “isms” of godlessness, Fr. James said, Kolbe and his writings stand as a witness of hope. In today’s society, secularism and atheism remind us that the “isms” of godlessness and hatred are often still present. Just as Maximilian tried to touch and witness to all, even to his own companions in the death bunker, he wants to touch all of us today. What a better way to do that, Fr. James proposed, than through the saint’s writings. Needless to say, sales of the handsomely-bound, two volumes were quite brisk!”
~Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv. (M.I. Assistant)


The team that made these writings possible: Bro Charles, Fr. James, Antonella DiPiazza, Mary Farrow and Kit O’ Brien

Book Presentation Kolbe Writings F


The Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., Minister Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province and recipient of Marytown’s 2015 St. Maximilian Kolbe Award, gave the Keynote address at the Saturday, March 5th Book Presentation and Celebration of the publication of the first English critical edition of “The Writings of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Volumes I & II.”

To order these volumes, click on the order form here and download your copy to mail to Marytown Press, 1600 W. Park Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048. If you have any questions or have trouble getting the form, please call Marytown Press directly (800-743-1177) as we will not have any of the volumes available through our province.

Kolbe Writings with Order form

For more pictures from the day’s event,  visit Marytown’s Facebook post.


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