St Maximillian Kolbe Medal with Mary of Fr Kolbe
Oval medal of Saint Maximillian Kolbe, made in nickle & lead free pewter. The front shows St Kolbe as a prisoner at Auschwitz, where he was executed. The other side shows Mary of Father Kolbe.
In 1941, Padre Kolbe volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Before his imprisonment in the death camps, he was very active in promoting the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, founding & supervising a monastery near Warsaw, operating a radio station, and founding or running several other organizations and publications.
Kolbe was canonized on 10 October 1982 by Pope John Paul II, and declared a martyr of charity and "the Patron Saint of our difficult century". Due to Padre Kolbe's efforts to promote consecration and entrustment to Mary he is known as the Apostle of Consecration to Mary. He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement.
I have two different medals of St Kolbe, you can see the other one in the St Kolbe Collection.
Size: Oval, 2.5cm tall including the top loop, 1.6cm wide. Comes with a steel split-ring through the loop on top for it is ready to use.
If you are looking for a good quality stainless steel chain to wear the medal as a necklace, you will find them here (hypo-allergenic and non-tarnish).