Monday, July 27, 2009

27 July -- Bl Titus Brandsma, O. Carm.

The Carmelite calendar keeps the memory of Bl Titus Brandsma today. He is a 20th century saint, a Dutch Carmelite, university professor, philosopher and pillar of the Dutch Catholic press back when it was a Catholic press. After the invasion of the Netherlands by the German forces in the second world war he continued to write and condemn the Nazi philosophy. He made sure that the Dutch bishops condemnation of the Nazi ideology was published. As a result he was arrested and died at Dachau. has a page on his life here.

There's a biography with many pictures here.