Saint Maximilian Kolbe House Intro

House Chairs:

Margaret Stephens

Maggie Stephens is a junior English major who grew up in San Antonio, TX. She met her real-life best friend in her Connect small group three years ago! Maggie loves traveling, hates posing for photos, and is willing to fight for the idea that donuts are the very best way to start the morning. In her free time, Maggie enjoys reading lots of books very quickly, embroidering, and re-watching New Girl on Netflix.

Zachary Steen

I am a computer engineering major from San Antonio, Texas, and am the loudest and proudest member of the fightin’ Texas Aggie class of 21’ (AAA WHOOP). I love frisbee, fishing, playing the trumpet, serving others, and Jesus. My favorite thing about Saint Mary’s is the faithful community that strives for holiness together.

About St. Maximilian Kolbe:

St. Maximilian Kolbe was a priest in Poland during the time of World War II. He had a deep devotion to Mary throughout his life, which began because of a vision he received when he was just twelve. Maximilian Kolbe traveled a good deal during his young adulthood, but was forced to return to Poland in the 1930s due to a health condition. He as imprisoned at Auschwitz in 1941. One afternoon, Nazi guards lined up the Auschwitz prisoners to select a number of them to subject to prolonged dehydration and starvation (to the point of death); Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to take the place of a man who begged to be freed on behalf of the family that was waiting for him. He was locked in a basement prison cell without food, water, or sunlight for fourteen days before the guards returned to administer a lethal injection. Maximilian is often pictured in his prison uniform, his distinctive glasses, and with a needle sticking out of his left arm; he is the patron saint of drug addicts, prisoners, families, and the pro-life movement. His feast day is August 14 -- St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us!

Lauren Gulde