Titus Brandsma (23 February 1881 – 26 July 1942) was a Dutch Carmelite friar, Catholic priest and professor of philosophy. Brandsma was vehemently opposed to Nazi ideology and spoke out against it many times before the Second World War. He was imprisoned in the infamous Dachau concentration camp, where he was murdered. He has been declared ‘blessed’ and a martyr of the faith.
Join us for A Carmelite Conversation via zoom on Wednesday 3 June, at 10:30am
Paul Cahill provided some pre-reading before the zoom discussion.
Titus Brandsma’s Spiritual Journey ENCOUNTERING GOD in the ABYSS by Constant Dolle.
This document contains the cover of the book, the sketch of Brandsma in prison clothes, a poem he wrote in prison, Chapter 7 “I am happy in my cell…” from the book that highlights something central to his spirituality and, finally, an outline of his “dark night”.
A second document is Paul’s summary, presented in thematic form, of the book that is to form the basis of the conversation. Titus Brandsma Thematic Summary (Dolle)2
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