The Key to A Happy Life

Jillian Cooke

Originally a Master's thesis, the text explores the meaning of contemplation and action in the writings of St. Maximilian, and concludes that lived together they make one holy, and holy means happy! 


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Jillian Cooke is a Fr. Kolbe Missionary of the Immaculata. She studied this topic for more than ten years before writing her thesis and is pleased to offer this work to everyone! Jillian has a Masters in Theology (Doctrinal) and a Masters in Pastoral Ministry. She received her undergraduate degree from Thomas Aquinas College. Now a missionary for 10+ years, her passion for the writings of St. Maximilian and his spiritual legacy has only grown more intense, as she is convinced that living out the consecration to Mary - the teachings of Fr. Kolbe, this thesis - will truly lead to a holy, and therefore happy, life. 


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It is with great sadness, and hope in the resurrection, that we announce the death of Maria del Rosario Zamacona y Pliego. She passed away on May 20, 2022, having been a missionary for 52 years, 22 of which were spent in Maneadero, Mexico. Maria was a member of the West Covina community.  The following words are the euology given at a Memorial Mass for Maria del Rosario, on  May 30, 2022. 

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