The Legacy of St Maximilian Kolbe

The College is named after St Maximilian Maria Kolbe a Polish Catholic priest. His legacy is a story of heroism, courage and self-sacrifice; a beacon of hope for the future. St Maximilian Kolbe’s Feast Day is 14th August – the day he died at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in 1941, at the age of 47 – having offered his life in substitution for the life of a fellow prisoner who had been condemned to death.

St Maximilian inspires us to look for ways to live out our faith by emulating the life of Jesus, just as he did. We are drawn by his charism to look for new ways to authentically live the gospel in our everyday lives and to serve others with unconditional love and tireless energy. The words of the College motto define our patron saint’s life and we too are drawn to find the true meaning of faith, courage and compassion in our daily lives here at the college and beyond.

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