St. Maximilian Kolbe (Aug. 14th)
Raimund Kolbe was born in Poland in 1894. He studies in the college of the Franciscans in Rome and enters the novitiate with the name Maximilian Maria. Ordained priest in 1918, he founded the Militia of Immaculate Mary for the conversion of men by way of their unconditional dedication to the Virgin Mary, an order that was distinguished for its intense work. He was deported to the concentration camp of Auschwitz, where he offered his life in exchange for that of a man who has a wife and children and died of starvation on August 14, 1941. He was canonized in 1982. He is depicted in the habit of a minor conventual friar or sometimes with the uniform of the deported.
Shrine days for the year 2014 are on now. Come and Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Merlin, Ontario in the Diocese of London, Ontario.
Bishop John Michael Sherlock will be at the Shrine to celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to give thanks for his 40 years of Episcopal Ministry. Please join Bishop Sherlock at Mass on August 15, 2014 (Friday) at 11 am.
Please remember that you are all in our prayers. Rosarian – priests are praying for you all everyday. Do not forget to forward your prayer- intentions to us.
Fr. Francis Jeyaseelan CR.
New and exciting changes are coming to Our Lady of the Rosary Shrine, including a new website. The OLR Shrine website is, at the moment, in construction and the launch date will be announced in the near future.