The musings and meandering thoughts of a crotchety old man as he observes life in the world and in a small, rural town in South East Nebraska. My Pledge-Nulla dies sine linea-Not a day with out a line.
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Maximilian Kolbe A Saint in Auschwitz
It is too bad that St Max has been 'sanitised' in the post-Conciliar Church. From Catholic Stand By Pete Socks
Looking for an engaging way to captivate readers both young and young at heart? I can’t recommend enough the new graphic novel from Jean-Francois Vivier Maximilian Kolbe: A Saint in Auschwitz. You read that right….graphic novel!
When this gem first arrived I was intrigued. It hooked me once I opened it. I cut my teeth on comic books….rather graphic novels growing up. The format drew me in immediately and the best part was this was not a fictional story of a superhero from a galaxy far, far away. Rather, it was a story about a real-life superhero Maximilian Kolbe.
The artwork in this graphic novel is fantastic and the story of Maximilian’s unfolds in the books 48 pages. You will follow along with Kolbe from his childhood through his early years as a priest up to his eventual internment and death in a Nazi prison camp. The book concludes with his canonization as a saint by Pope John Paul II.
I REALLY like this adaption of the life of Maximilian Kolbe. Shortly after I read through it my 7 year old son and 11 year old daughter took a turn and were equally enthralled. This book is a must and one I highly recommend. Here’s hoping there will be more graphic novels on the lives of the saints to come!