Wednesday, February 17, 2016

If she finds faithful servants, docile to her command…

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association

February 17 – The arrest of Father Maximilian Kolbe, transferred to Auschwitz on May 28, 1941

If she finds faithful servants, docile to her command…

In 1917, Freemasonry celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founding, in Rome. Flags and banners were posted in the city, representing the Archangel Michael defeated by Lucifer. This slogan was shouted on Saint Peter’s Square: "Satan will rule the Vatican, the Pope will be part of the Swiss Guard!"

In reaction to these marches that issued threats for the Church, Brother Maximilian Maria Kolbe, then a theology student, asked this question: "Should we do nothing while our enemies are working so hard to dominate us? Don’t we have more powerful weapons than theirs in the Immaculate and our Lord Jesus Christ? "

Having studied and pondered the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, and the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes, Brother Maximilian Kolbe came to this conclusion: "The undefiled Virgin, victorious over all heresies, will not give way to her enemy if she finds faithful servants that are obedient to her command. She will win victories, larger than we could imagine ..."

Le Grand Saint Michel, byRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio), Archangel Michael defeating evil