Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz

Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz is a dramatic one-man Catholic theater performance by Leonardo Defilippis. The play opens when the young Raymond Kolbe expresses his desire to be a priest. In spite of the trials he encounters as a seminarian, the Blessed... read more

The Actor

After years as a Shakespearean actor, Leonardo Defilippis embarked on a spiritual journey that led him to found Catholic theater company, Saint Luke Productions, in 1980. Millions throughout the US, Canada, and Europe have seen his work as an actor, producer, and film director. Performance... read more

The Story

Born in Poland in 1894, the son of poor, devout Catholics, Maximilian Kolbe experienced many interior trials as a young man. However, the Blessed Virgin Mary sustained him in these difficulties by appearing to him in a vision. She offered him a crown of purity or a crown of martyrdom. He chose... read more