Maximilian Mary Kolbe, priest and martyr - August 14th
St Maximilian Mary Kolbe (d. 1941, Auschwitz, Poland)
Churches of Honor in Rome
Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
(Saint Andrew of the Bushes)
Via Sant'Andrea delle Fratte 1
*This church is near the Spanish Steps.
*The third altar on the left side of the nave is where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Ratisbonne, an agnostic Jew, in 1842. Ratisbonne converted on the spot. In 1918 St Maximilian Mary Kolbe offered his first Mass in this very same chapel.
Santi Apostoli (Holy Apostles)
Piazza dei Santi Apostoli 51
*This church is just east of Piazza Venezia.
*The third chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St Anthony of Padua. On the altar is a picture of St Maximilian Kolbe.
*Also upon a column within the second chapel on the left side of the nave is a monument honoring the 50th anniversary of St Maximilian Kolbe’s martyrdom.
*Relics of St Philip and St James the Less also rest in the confessio.
Parrocchia Santa Dorotea
(Parish of Saint Dorothy)
Via San Dorotea 23
*This church is in Trastevere
*A small statue of St Maximilian Mary Kolbe is in the left transept.