St. Maximilian Kolbe Art Study

Look for the following symbols in the images of St. Maximilian Kolbe below:

  • St. Maximilian holding a crown – represents his vision of the Blessed Mother who offered him two crowns, one white and one red

  • Striped jacket over his shoulder – indicates his imprisonment in Auschwitz, a concentration camp, where this was the camp uniform

  • The Blessed Virgin Mary – represents St. Maximilian’s deep devotion to The Immaculata and how he placed himself under Her protection

  • Lilies – represents the purity of St. Maximilian

  • Skull and German Nazi helmet and symbols – represents the death present in the concentration camps

  • Barbed wire – this surrounded the concentration camp, keeping prisoners from escaping

  • The number 16670 – this was the number assigned to St. Maximilian Kolbe at Auschwitz

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, had Lynchburg Stained Glass design new stained glass for the sanctuary. There are 18 sanctuary windows in total, along with a beautiful contemporary rose window and 20 small clerestory windows in the chapel. 

These windows tell the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Each triptych window has a different story, with each featuring an appearance of Our Lady. This video explains the stories of the stain glass. 

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