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.
Patron Saint of all humanity. Also, said to be the patron saint of many professions and places. The Saint of the Month is Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary has many names and many feast days throughout the year. The first feast day being the first day of the calendar year, January 1. It is fitting that the calendar year, begins with Mary. After all, it is with her preparation, devotion and demonstration of faith that we are Christians today.