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September 9, 2018

The Martyr of Charity – The Story of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Maximilian Kolbe was born in Poland to a weaver, Julius Kolbe and midwife, Maria DÄ…browska. His father was an ethnic German while his mother was Polish. Kolbe's life was strongly influenced by a childhood vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.…
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The criminal whose prayer moved Mary's statue to hold him tight, saving him from execution
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September 7, 2018

The criminal whose prayer moved Mary’s statue to hold him tight, saving him from execution

The youth stooped to kiss her feet, and Mary extended her arm from that statue, took him by the hand and held him so strongly that no power could move him. Father Razzi, of the order of Camaldoli, relates that…
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The Saint who once made a written deal with the Devil
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September 6, 2018

The Saint who once made a written deal with the Devil

Eutychian, Patriarch of Constantinople, relates the following well-known story of Theophilus. The Patriarch was an eye-witness of the fact which we here relate, and which is confirmed by St. Peter Damian, St. Bernard, St.Bonaventure, St. Antoninus, and others. Theophilus was…
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September 6, 2018

The noble who bargained with Satan for riches but couldn’t give up Mary

It is related by Belluacensis and Cesarius, that a noble youth having lost by his vices the wealth left him by his father, became so poor that he was obliged to beg. He quitted his native land, that he might…
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Demons tried to snatch his soul at death, but his trust in the Virgin Mary saved him
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September 6, 2018

Demons tried to snatch his soul at death, but his trust in the Virgin Mary saved him

"Do you not see those demons who would seize me and carry me to hell?" Then he cried: My brothers, invoke for me the help of Mary; I trust in her that she will give me the victory" In Reisberg…
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She killed herself out of jealousy but Mary listened to her husband's prayer and raised her
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September 5, 2018

She killed herself out of jealousy but Mary answers her husband’s prayer and raised her

It is related in the Fourth Part of the Treasure of the Rosary, miracle eighty-fifth, that a gentleman who was most devoted to the divine mother, had set apart in his palace an oratory where, before a beautiful statue of…
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Jesus and Mary grant a murderer help and forgiveness from heaven then Mary prepares him for a holy death
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September 5, 2018

Jesus and Mary grant a murderer help and forgiveness from heaven then Mary prepares him for a holy death

Jesus and Mary never abandon their children, they come through for all who genuinely seek God with all their hearts, no matter how far away they stray! It is narrated by Belluacensis that in Ridolio, a city of England, in…
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Love made her give Mary a crown of flowers and Mary later gave her a crown from heaven
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September 5, 2018

Love made her give Mary a crown of flowers and Mary later gave her a crown from heaven

Out of love, she gave Mary a crown of flowers, and Mary remembered her at death and gave her a crown from heaven! It is narrated by Father Auriemma, that a poor shepherdess loved Mary so much that all her…
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