Bring Maximilian to your community in a powerful live production.
Maximilian perfectly captures the darkness and heroism of this troubling time in history, focusing on the saint's transforming love of Mary Immaculate, leading us to her son. Sponsor this compelling live drama, and inspire Christian courage in your community.
Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz is a dramatic one-man Catholic theater performance by Leonardo Defilippis. The play opens when the young Raymond Kolbe expresses his desire to be a priest. In spite of the trials he encounters as a seminarian, the Blessed Mother sustains him in his journey. In a vision, she offers him the choice between.... read more
After years as a Shakespearean actor, Leonardo Defilippis embarked on a spiritual journey that led him to found Catholic theater company, Saint Luke Productions, in 1980. Millions throughout the US, Canada, and Europe have seen his work as an actor, producer, and film director. Performance... read more
Born in Poland in 1894, the son of poor, devout Catholics, Maximilian Kolbe experienced many interior trials as a young man. However, the Blessed Virgin Mary sustained him in these difficulties by appearing to him in a vision... read more
"Because of your portrayal of Maximilian Kolbe, who, as a result, has now become my 'guiding light' in overcoming 47 years of intense alcohol use, I am alcohol free - going on my 3rd year - and don't partake except at Daily Mass...It got me moving, thinking, and going to seek help and also looking into Our Lord of Divine Mercy." ~ J.K., Burlington, WI
"I had a beautiful and wonderful re-encounter with our Mother, the Immaculate Conception, whom I had abandoned. I am very blessed and thankful for such a wonderful gift of faith and love." ~ A.M., Huber Heights, OH
"One of my FAVE productions! Saw you at Christ Cathedral and loved it!! It was an extremely moving production that pierced me to my core. I went with my small faith community and we loved it!!!" ~ J.S.
"I watched Maximilian at the Martyr of St. George nuns at Alton, IL about 25 years ago, and I can still hear you singing 'Who are you, O Immaculate Conception? Who are you, and what would you have me do?' Is that grace or what?" ~ Fr. H., IL
"Maximilian had a great impact on my perspective and attitude. The sacrifice made by St. Maximilian Kolbe forced me to see that I need to be a servant to others, no matter the cost." ~ Cecilia C., Ephrata, WA