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2011 | 16 | 71-81

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Aktualność postaci św. Maksymiliana, kapłana i rycerza Niepokalanej, wobec współczesnych oczekiwań Kościoła


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Topicality of the character of Saint Maximilian, priest and knight of the Virgin referring to contemporary expectations of the Church

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By its very nature, Knighthood is written into the Christian life. This is shown by examples in Church history ages or not long ago. Without a doubt the early martrys of the Church were the first knights. During the Middle Ages, knights took up the sword to gain the Holy Land not just for territory but for the faith in the “large” sense. Latter and in modern times, between the two world wars, St Maximilian Mary Kolbe founded a knighthood in the form of Pia Unio and returned to the origins of Kighthood in the sense of martryrdom, he himself giving his life for the love of his neighbor. To be a Knight of Christ...a Knight of the Immaculate... is a heroic task. This is Christianityheroic without compromise. Questions to be opened to are: What has remained of the idea and character of Fr. Kolbe? On what can the Church depend upon? What can be expected from the MI-Knights of the Immaculate?



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