One of the patrons of the pro-life cause is Saint Maximilian Kolbe. We turn to Saint Maximilian Kolbe in a special way as we turn to the events of the various Marches for Life happening around the country, and especially the March for Life in our own backyard in Washington, D.C on January 22, the anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States.
Saint Maximilian Kolbe reminds us that the truth remains the same, regardless of what the courts or the laws may say:
“No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hecatombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?”
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Other patrons of the pro-life movement, and whose intercession we seek as we pray for these important intentions, are Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Gianna Molla.