Lecture: "Saturdays with the Saints: Blessed Franz Jägerstätter"


Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Saturdays with the Saints Fall 2013: 20th Century Martyrs

In this Year of Faith, Saturdays with the Saints features men and women who have borne witness to their faith with their lives, and in particular, martyrs of the 20th Century.

Did you know that more Christians have been martyred in the past century than in all previous centuries? Learn about their lives, and how their sacrifices have impacted and continue to have an impact on the people of God they chose to serve.

On August 31, Notre Dame Professor of Systematic Theology Robert Krieg will present, “Blessed Franz Jägerstätter (1907-1943): Farmer, Conscientious Objector, and Martyr.”

Refusing induction into Hitler’s army on March 3, 1943, Franz Jägerstätter was immediately imprisoned and, after military hearings, was beheaded on August 9, 1943. In 2007, he was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in Linz, Austria. Franziska Jägerstätter with her daughters participated in her husband’s beatification.

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