|FR. ALFRED DELP, 1907-1945|
EXECUTED BY THE NAZIS
"My chains are now without any meaning,
because God found me worthy of the 'Vincula amoris' (chains of love)."
"The deepest meaning of Advent cannot be understood by anyone who has not first experienced being terrified unto death about himself and his human prospects and likewise what is revealed within himself about the situation and constitution of man in general."
--Father Alfred Delp, condemned to death and executed by the Nazis during WWII.
I learned of Fr. Delp through Magnificat, and have just reserved his Prison Meditations at the library. For now here's an article by Michael Holman, S.J. (Fr. Delp was also a Jesuit priest, and took his final vows, handcuffed, in his cell). "Faith in Jesus is very, very rare"...
A special order by Heinrich Himmler required that the remains of all prisoners executed in connection with the July 20 Plot be cremated, and their ashes scattered over the sewage fields.
Fr. Delp was hung from a meat hook on February 2, 1945.
|LOS ANGELES 2011|