The conferences contained within this volume span nearly twenty years in the life of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe. The bulk of these talks, however, date from two periods and locations - Niepokalanow, Poland and Nagasaki, Japan. Texts of these talks do not exist. The conferences which follow are transcriptions made by friars in attendance. The texts bear the signatures of several different friars who acted as recorders. Often, the note-taking friars hid behind another friar so as to avoid notice because, in his humility, Saint Maximilian did not believe his words to be worthy of saving.