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St. Maximilian Kolbe with Priests in Nagasaki, Japan – Exclusive Restored Photo – 3 sizes – Catholic Art Print – Archival – Catholic Gift

St. Maximilian Kolbe with Priests in Nagasaki, Japan – Exclusive Restored Photo – 3 sizes – Catholic Art Print – Archival – Catholic Gift

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St. Maximilian Kolbe with Priests in Japan
Restored Photograph

St. Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941) was a Polish Franciscan priest most famous for volunteering to die in place of a stranger at the Auschwitz concentration camp. But he had many other accomplishments, including the formation of a monastery in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1931. In this exclusive restored photograph, St. Kolbe is seen with two Japanese priests and a third priest from Europe. The third priest has the most peaceful expression on his face, which comes out sharply in this restoration.

Father Kolbe's expression is, as always, intense and serious. His Japanese priests seem equally as committed to the cause of Christ. Kolbe chose the location for the monastery on a side of the mountain considered undesirable by Shinto beliefs because it was not "the side best suited to be in tune with nature." When the atomic bomb dropped, the monastery was shielded from the blast by the mountain. It survived, as did the priests. They used it as an orphanage after the war because so many parents had died. It still is in use today and is a destination for Catholic pilgrimages in Japan. (source:

St. Kolbe was canonized on October 10, 1982 by Pope John Paul II. He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners and the pro-life movement.

We hope this restored photo of our Saint, like all the ones we offer in our series, lets you be closer to him, and thus closer to Jesus!

** IMPORTANT ** IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER!! There is a white border around the image! .5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11, 1.6" for 11x14". This is the normal way fine art printers do their prints, and it gives the print a finished look when framed without a matt.

- Acid-free fine art paper.
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

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Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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