Amidst hate and imprisonment,
you brought love into the lives of fellow captives
and sowed the seeds of hope amidst despair.
You bore witness to the whole world by word and deed that
“Love alone creates.”
V. Pray for us, St. Maximilian Kolbe.
R. Help us become worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Heavenly Father, You inflamed St. Maximilian the friar and priest with love for the Immaculate Virgin and filled him with zeal for souls and love of neighbor. Through his prayers grant us to work strenuously for Your glory in the service of our sisters and brothers, and so be made conformable to Your Son until death.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.