A striking icon of Saint Maximilian Kolbe. The culmination of this Franciscan priest's heroic life of charity, missionary zeal, and self-sacrifice came when he was imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz. There he continually inspired his fellow inmates by his bold confession of Christ and his example of charity even under these extreme conditions. Following the example of his heavenly Master, he made the greatest sacrifice of all, volunteering to die in place of another prisoner. In this icon he is shown wearing his Franciscan habit, with the garb of an Auschwitz prisoner over his shoulder. He holds in his hand a rosary, symbolic of his Marian devotion and a scroll with the words: "Greater love hath no man than this, the a man lay down his life for his friends."
For centuries icons have been traditionally been called "Windows into Heaven," because through them we receive a vision of the spiritual world. The stylized character of the icon shows man and nature restored to their original beauty as reflections of the celestial glory.
This icon is striking in its deep, rich colors over a gold leaf background. Made with a non-glare satin lamination with a durable, washable surface and UV protective coating.
Icon measures 8"W x 10"H x .5"D.
Made in the USA.