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Today, Br. Maximilian departs for Chicago for 4 months to work at St. Joseph’s Home with the Little Sisters of the Poor in Palatine, Illinois. He hopes to gain experience with gerontological health care.  We wish him the best and look forward to his return in April.  Br. Maximilian was scheduled to leave yesterday morning, but his flight was cancelled due to the poor weather.


Date of profession (simple vows): August 15, 2009
Place of Birth: Kansas City, MO
High School:  Bishop Miege
Current monastic assignments: Certified Nurses Assistant
Notable achievements/works: Making it this far
Hobbies/interests: Astronomy, MIZZOU Sports
Three adjectives that describe you: Crazy, Wild, Holy
Hidden Talent: I do impressions
Favorite book: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Maksymilian Kolbe by Dr. Claude Foster
Place you would like to travel/vacation: Rome and Poland
Name of a famous person (living) you would like to meet: Pope Francis
Favorite food: Pepperoni Pizza
Favorite movie: Ghostbusters
Favorite sport to watch or play: Football and Basketball
Reason for choosing your monastic name: St. Maximilian Kolbe was the first saint I did research on, and his life fascinated me, especially his Marian devotion.
Best memory when you were younger: On October 11, 2003 Missouri beat Nebraska in football for the first time in twenty seven years.
Favorite quote from Scripture: John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

What is the best way to go about discerning one’s vocation?
Go to Adoration and Mass as much as possible, and listen to the voice of the Lord with your heart.