“. . . I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me. She then came to me holding two crowns, one that was white, the other red. She asked if I was willing to accept either of these two crowns. The white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should become a martyr. I said that I would accept them both.”
Today, August 14th, is the feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe and the 72nd anniversary of his death.