Oil Dedicated to St Maximilian Kolbe (Patron for Recovery from Drug Addiction)
Oil Dedicated to St Maximilian Kolbe (Patron for Recovery from Drug Addiction) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
St. Maximilian Kolbe, born on January 8, 1894, in Zduńska Wola, Poland, is celebrated not only for his unwavering devotion to God but also as the patron saint for recovery from drug addiction. His life story is a testament to selflessness, faith, and courage in the face of unimaginable adversity.
From a young age, Maximilian displayed a deep spiritual inclination. At just 10 years old, he had a profound encounter with the Virgin Mary, which left an indelible mark on his soul. He joined the Franciscan Order and was ordained a priest in 1918. Soon after, he founded the Militia Immaculata, a movement dedicated to spreading devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the conversion of sinners.
During World War II, St. Maximilian Kolbe’s courage shone brightly. He sheltered and protected thousands of refugees, including Jews, from the Nazis. His dedication to charity and self-sacrifice knew no bounds. In 1941, he arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned in Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp.
For two weeks, Maximilian and the others endured unimaginable suffering, but his faith remained unbroken. In the end, he was the last to succumb to starvation, and on August 14, 1941, he died a martyr’s death.
St. Maximilian Kolbe’s life exemplifies the Christian virtues of love, sacrifice, and service to others. His intercession sought by those battling drug addiction, as his story serves as a powerful reminder that even in the darkest of circumstances, faith and selflessness can lead to redemption and healing.
Today, St. Maximilian Kolbe venerated not only for his bravery during World War II. But also as a beacon of hope for those struggling with addiction. His life teaches us that with faith and the intercession of saints like him. Recovery from drug addiction is possible. And the path to redemption is always open. St. Maximilian Kolbe canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1982. And continues to inspire people worldwide to live lives of faith, love, and service.