August 2018 Musings

In the rushes of day to day, it is easy to forget where we are and who we are with. Not in the way of literally forgetting, more so in the way that we forget to be fully present. Just as much that we forget to pay attention to the moment we are living, especially if it holds some discomfort. Life holds perpetual movement forward, however to live without pausing....

Saint of the Month of August 2018, Saint Maximillian Mary Kolbe

In 1907, Saint Maximillian Kolbe and his older brother joined the Franciscans. When he took his final vows in 1914, he added the name Mary. He changed his name from Raymond to Maximillian Kolbe to Maximillian Mary Kolbe. Although many on cloistered communities will take on another name, this second change of his name signifies his full surrender to God through devotion Mary.