Aug. 14, 2021 | On the annual feast of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, patron saint of prisoners, families, and the pro-life movement, Catholic Mobilizing Network announces its new Saint Maximilian Kolbe Giving Society which recognizes those committed supporters who have invested in CMN's ministry for three or more consecutive years.
Known as Prisoner #16670 of Auschwitz, Saint Maximilian Kolbe was ultimately executed by lethal injection after volunteering his life for that of his cellmate, Franciszek Gajowniczek. By this act, Saint Maximilian offers Catholics an example of sacrificial love shown in the face of unthinkable state-sanctioned violence.
CMN is blessed to have a community of faithful supporters who, like Saint Maximilian, are committed to preserving life and resisting the culture of death. Their generosity enables the sustained growth of CMN's life-affirming mission to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.