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September 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

st-maximilian-wth-beard that the relics of our Polish Saint, St. Maximilian Kolbe is arriving in FAIRVIEW PARISH, Dublin 3, on 1st & 2nd of October 2016.

2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan Friar, at the World War II concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland. St. Maximilian demonstrated heroic charity by giving his life in place of a fellow prisoner who was about to be executed. St. John Paul II declared St. Maximilian Kolbe the “patron saint of our difficult century,” and a Martyr of Charity.

St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of prisoners, journalists, families, the pro-life movement and the chemically addicted.

To commemorate this historic anniversary, the Franciscan Friars Conventual of the Our Lady of the Angels Province, in concert with Kolbean institutes and Franciscans worldwide, are pleased to sponsor a pilgrimage of St. Maximilian’s relics.

Please join us as we welcome the relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe to Ireland

1st & 2nd October 2016
Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3
Phone: 01 837 6000 • Web:

Fr. James McCurry OFM Conv. and Fr. Jobe Abbass OFM Conv. will conduct this prayerful visitation by preaching at all the weekend Masses (Saturday October 1st 6PM) and concluding with a healing service on Sunday at 3PM October 2nd, beseeching St. Maximilian to intercede for those who are imprisoned, both bodily and spiritually, with any chemical, physical or emotional addiction. Honoring this twentieth century saint is a wonderful way to celebrate the Year of Mercy – and will certainly aid us through these difficult times in the Irish Catholic Church, in Ireland, and in the world.


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