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Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

JagerstatterBorn in St Radegund, Austria in 1907. Executed on 9th August 1943 at Brandenburg Prison for his conscientious objection to serving in Hitler’s army. On 26 October 2007, Franz was Beatified in  his home Diocese of Linz in Austria. Writing to his family from prison he said:

” These few words are being set down here as they come from my mind and heart. And if I must write them with my hands in chains, I find that much better than if my will were in chains. Neither prison nor chains nor sentence of death can rob a man of the Faith and his free will. God gives so much strength that it is possible to bear any suffering, a strength far stronger than any might of the world. “

On line resources

Other resources available from Pax Christi 

  • Franz Jägerstätter – Christian and Martyr. A fully illustrated account of the life and influence of Blessed Franz. Co-published with the Diocese of Linz. Includes reflections from political and church leaders on what Franz Jägerstätter means today. (2010). Price £7.00
  • Franz Jägerstätter: a Different Kind of Hero. Resource pack. Contents include biography, reflections, prayers and songs and CD of photographs, activities for young people and lots more too. Price £6.00
  • Franz Jägerstätter, Martyr: a Shining Example in Dark Times. A new 128 page biography by Erna Putz..  Price £10.00
  • Blessed Franz Jägerstätter prayer leaflets
  • Set of 25.  Price £3.50
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