Happy feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe!
Today, August 14th is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe in the ordinary form of the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar. In case you don't know the story, Fr. Kolbe was a Nazi prisoner at Auschwitz and offered himself to die in place of a young husband and father. While not technically a martyr under the Catholic definition, he is generally considered a martyr because of his actions. He was canonized in 1982 and is the patron saint of the pro-life movement, among other things.
For more information on this amazing saint, click here.