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The Big Question

This month’s question is: ‘Have you been inspired by stories of personal sacrifice?’
The Rev Sandy Strachan, retired Healthcare Chaplain (the Dumfries Hospitals) and former Parish Minister.

“I visited Auschwitz a couple of years ago on a cold New Year’s Eve morning. It was a chilling experience, weather-wise and atmospherically. At one point, we saw the cell where the Polish priest, Maximilian Kolbe died.

“We all know the story, of course – an inspiring story of selflessness and sacrifice. It has had a deep influence upon me down through the years, as it has for so very many people. But what happened to the man for whom Father Kolbe gave up his life?

“His name was Franciszek Gajowniczek. He was released from Auschwitz after spending almost five and a half years there. In 1972, over 150,000 people travelled to Auschwitz to honour the first anniversary of Maximilian’s beatification.

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