August 14: Saint Maximilian Kolbe

All-powerful, ever-living God, you gave Saint Maximilian Kolbe the courage to witness to the Gospel of Christ even to the point of giving his life for it. By his prayers, help us to endure all suffering for love of you and to seek you with all our hearts, for you alone are the source of life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen