With these quality prayer cards we ask for the intercession of Saint Maximillian. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan. He was born in 1894, the son of a weaver and a midwife. When he was 10 he was visited by the Virgin Mary, who offered him obe of two crowns. One was white for purity. The other was red for martyrdom. Maximilian said he would accept both crowns.