Has there ever been a more excellent model than St. Maximilian Kolbe, the "Saint to Auschwitz," in showing us the way of prayer, spiritual progress, and selfless love? As you reflect upon these meditations, you will be receiving enlightened guidance from a spiritual master of the twentieth century. You will also understand why Pope John Paul II has proclaimed St. Maximilian "a prophet and sign" of a hoped-for new era in the Church and the world--"the civilization of love."Through the prayers in the last chapter you can count on the assistance of a powerful intercessor for those afflicted with the ills of our postmodern era--chemical addiction, eating disorders, broken families, the woundedness caused by abortion. Ours is also an age where truth has become subjective. St. Maximilian's teachings on morality and sacrificial suffering, on the nature and mission of the Virgin Mary, on the Trinity and especially the Holy Spirit, are sure anchors in a sea of spiritual chaos, and sure guideposts that point us toward genuine Christian freedom.What better way to bless your day than by spending sacred time with an authentic prophet? He reveals to us the better way of his Master--to love God and neighbor "without limit."