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https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/12/23/the-prison-meditations-of-alfred-delp-s-j-1907-1945-for-advent-and-christmas/ German resister to Nazi regime who is a Ph.D. and Catholic priest is imprisoned and executed during World War II but not before his Advent meditations and other writings are smuggled out. Photographs. Video.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/10/26/blessed-franz-jagerstatter-1907-1943-farmer-husband-and-father-conscientious-objector-and-martyr/ When conscientious objection was unthinkable, an Austrian farmer refuses to fight during World War II in the army of the Third Reich. Photographs. Video.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/10/04/st-francis-of-assisi-and-the-leper/ From Roberto Rossellini’s The Flowers of St. Francis, 1950, St. Francis of Assisi embraces a leper. Video.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/10/01/god-cherishes-simplicity-saint-therese-of-lisieux-french-1873-1897/ Based on her writings, the short life and death of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), a French Carmelite nun.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/04/16/chicagos-new-german-parish-in-1852-st-michael-church-in-old-town-1866-1869-1873/ St. Michael Church in Chicago’s Old Town — a major church building survives the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/05/10/angels-in-stained-glass-1902-complete-st-michael-church-in-old-town-chicago/ Complete set of angels in stained glass by Franz Mayer & Company, Munich, 1902, at St. Michael Church in Chicago. Photographs.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2015/12/22/advent-2015/ Art & meditations for Advent 2015.
https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/12/16/consummate-marc-antoine-charpentier-messe-et-le-motets-pour-la-vierge-1702/ Messe et Motets Pour La Vierge by Marc Antoine Charpentier (French, 1643-1704). Jordi Savall in the Chapel of the Palace of Versailles. Video.