Friday, July 27, 2007

Bl.Titus Brandsma



Here he is in his prison uniform. Bl. Titus was a towering intellect as well as a man of humor, wit and sanctity. He stood up to the Nazis; they put him in Dachau and performed experiments upon him. Before he died, he handed his rosary to the prison nurse and she was converted. He is a saint for our time.


"Although neo-paganism no longer wants love, history teaches us that, in spite of everything, we will conquer this neo-paganism with love. We shall not give up on love. Love will gain back for us the hearts of these pagans."

~ Bl. Titus Brandsma, from the Carmelite Proper of the Liturgy of the Hours Share

6 comments:

JustMe said...

Although neo-paganism no longer wants love, history teaches us that, in spite of everything, we will conquer this neo-paganism with love. We shall not give up on love. Love will gain back for us the hearts of these pagans."-- Bl. Titus Brandsma, from the Carmelite Proper of the Liturgy of the Hours

Amazing, for I posted very similarly to this in an addendum today, without knowing he said this, or even that he was quoted here. The Lord is trying to say something. I'm so delighted to read it.

Alexandra said...

Thanks for sharing this. I've posted as well.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, Our Lord speaks to us through his saints, and Bl Titus is an especially remarkable one.

alaughland said...

The Nazi Regime and 75 years of Communism probably produced as many Saints as did the era of the Roman Empire. Our Lord prophesied the trauma of the 20th century when He said, "and you who come after me shall suffer even more....."

Coffee Catholic said...

Wow. I don't even know what to say. For some reason this post really moved me. GOD BLESS!

elena maria vidal said...

I was always deeply moved by the story of Bl Titus, too.