Saints in Space!?

Well, they are not there yet. But some of them had their eyes on the stars – quite literally! You can learn more about one such saint through the link below, readers. Check it out!

St. Maximilian Kolbe designed his own spaceship to fly to the moon

By Philip Kosloski

St. Maximilian Kolbe is most well-known for his example of self-sacrifice in Auschwitz, where he convinced the Nazi soldiers to kill him, instead of another prisoner who had a family.

Yet, in addition to his remarkable humility and dedication to God and the Virgin Mary, he also had a fascination with technology and space travel.

One of his classmates in seminary later explained how he was fascinated with the Wright Brothers and the aerodynamics of flying. He was often seen by his fellow seminarians sketching drawings of space craft.

In the biography A Man for Others: Maximilian Kolbe, Bronislaus Strycznys said, “Already, he anticipated the possibility of reaching the moon with a rocket and he thought of many other unusual inventions.”

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