Led by the Immaculata

St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Spiritual Battle Plan for Marian Consecration
Author: Joshua Mazrin
Foreword by: Fr. Rafael Capó

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: August 2, 2024


St. Maximilian Kolbe is one of the most well-known and well-loved saints of all time. Many are familiar with the story of his selfless act at Auschwitz, where he sacrificed his own life to save a Jewish man and father. But do you know about Kolbe’s deep love for Mary, whom he called the Immaculata? How he surrendered everything to Our Lady to grow in holiness and align his will to the will of God? How he consecrated his life to Mary?

In Led by the Immaculata, Joshua Mazrin, a Kolbe devotee and Mariology expert, will

  • introduce you to St. Maximilian Kolbe,
  • explain the meaning of consecration and the objectives of the Knights of the Immaculata,
  • walk you through the fourteen doable and practical steps of the consecration, and
  • provide a step-by-step plan for completing the consecration.

Kolbe taught that by giving our lives completely to Mary, the Immaculata, she would direct our will to the will of the Holy Spirit—that is, the will of God. Kolbe wanted this message shared far and wide and so founded the Knights of the Immaculata with the goal of consecrating as many people as possible to Mary and her son.

Each step of the consecration journey is explained in practical and theological terms, making it accessible to all, regardless of vocation or age. While Kolbe initially targeted men, the principles of holiness are equally relevant to women. The book concludes by empowering you—men and women alike—to be evangelists for the Immaculata and the Gospel and to be spiritual leaders in your family, workplace, and community.

Led by the Immaculata invites you to embrace a deeper devotion to Mary and emulate Kolbe’s path to holiness through the practical application of the fourteen steps in your daily life.

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Pages: 192

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781646803026

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A solid guide to St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Marian spirituality. ”

    “Here is a solid guide to St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Marian spirituality. Clearly written, inspiring, and practical, Joshua Mazrin shows his readers how to live true devotion to Mary and how to approach Marian consecration. This book will contribute much to the New Evangelization and the Church’s mission.”

    Scott Hahn
    Catholic theologian

  • “A marvelous introduction to the spirituality of St. Maximilian Kolbe.”

    “Joshua Mazrin has written a marvelous introduction to the spirituality of St. Maximilian Kolbe. It is easy to read, spiritually deep, and eminently practical. Readers unfamiliar with the saint as well as those who’ve followed him for years will find great profit in these pages!”

    John Bergsma
    Author and professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville

  • “I strongly recommend this text.”

    “St. Maximilian Kolbe has risen to be one of the most popular saints of our era. What has led to his ubiquitous popularity and praise? It is his unconditional gift of life and love to Our Lady, the Immaculata, the spiritual Mother of All Peoples. Joshua Mazrin has profoundly captured the spirit of St. Maximilian in this work—his sublime Marian spirituality and his desire to return the universe to Jesus through consecration to his and Our Immaculate Mother. I strongly recommend this text for all who sincerely seek a step-by-step guide to joining St. Maximilian Kolbe in ‘aiming higher’—to an ever-greater union with Jesus Christ through giving yourselves entirely to Mary, the universal Mediatrix of all graces.”

    Mark Miravalle
    St. John Paul II Chair of Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville
    Constance Schifflin Blum Chair of Mariology at Ave Maria University

  • “A superb treatment of St. Maximilian’s theology of Marian consecration.”

    “St. Maximilian Kolbe is rightly honored as a great martyr of charity. His significance as a Mariologist, though, is gaining more and more attention. Joshua Mazrin provides a superb treatment of St. Maximilian’s theology of Marian consecration in this book. Such consecration, if undertaken with the correct spirit, can only contribute to holiness and a deeper union with Christ.”

    Robert Fastiggi
    Professor of systematic theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, MI

  • “This book is for everyone desiring to deepen their Marian identity.”

    “No person exists who wasn’t formed beneath the heart of a mother. In this book, Joshua Mazrin shows us how St. Maximilian Kolbe gave himself utterly and entirely to the Immaculate Heart of our Heavenly Mother. This book is for everyone desiring to deepen their Marian identity as we are better formed as disciples when we are formed beneath and within the heart of Mary.”

    Noelle Garcia
    Catholic speaker and recording artist

  • “This book should be in every Catholic household!”

    “Joshua Mazrin writes about the beautiful reality of imitating St. Maximilian Kolbe in consecrating ourselves wholly and fully to Jesus through Mary and the eternal fruits this act of love bears in our lives. Using St. Maximilian’s method, Mazrin gently guides the reader to Our Lady through learning more about her and her son. Reading Led by the Immaculata: St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Spiritual Battle Plan for Marian Consecration truly felt like I was being led by Mother Mary right to her son. I have followed many Marian consecration preparations in my life, yet this one, influenced by the holy saint of Auschwitz, opened my heart to receive the graces of this act in a new, profound way. This book should be in every Catholic household!”

    Claire Couche
    Founder of Finding Philothea

  • “Explains how to emulate this great saint one step at a time.”

    “Our society is desperately in need of holy men to model masculinity for our boys and men. In these pages, Joshua Mazrin presents St. Maximilian Kolbe as one such man: courageous, manly, and self-sacrificial. And what’s more, Mazrin, with clarity and humor, explains how to emulate this great saint one step at a time.”

    Adele Collins
    Founder of Simple Life Musings

  • “I highly recommend this book.”

    “In the history of the Church, St. Maximilian Kolbe stands out as one of the greatest Marian saints. He was a knight, soldier, champion, and martyr of the Immaculata! In this incredible book, Joshua Mazrin offers us a fourteen-step spiritual battle plan to help us conquer ourselves, the world, and the devil through the Marian wisdom of St. Maximilian. I highly recommend this book and encourage everyone to become a member of Mary’s militia!”

    Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
    Author of Consecration to St. Joseph

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