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Who was Maximilian Kolbe?
  •  Aged 12 received a vision of the Virgin Mary
  •  Joined Franciscan order at the age of 16
  •  Studied and ordained in Rome
  •  Arrested, with his brothers, in 1939 following Nazi invasion in Poland
  •  Together they housed 3,000 polish refugees
  •  28th May 1941 he was transferred to Auschwitz as prisoner 16670
  •  Following some prisoners attempt at escaping camp, protocol was that ten men be slaughtered for each escaped prisoner
  •  A married man with young children was chosen to die. Kolbe took his place
  •  Canonized in 1982


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