Cover of: Blessed Jerzy Popiełusko |

Contributors

  • Translator
    Michael J. Miller
  • Cover Design
    Enrique Aguilar
  • Preface
    Michel Santier
  • Contributor
    Charles Wright

Blessed Jerzy Popiełusko

Truth Versus Totalitarianism

Published by Ignatius Press .
Written in English.

About the Edition

"Listen, Father Jerzy, today is September 14, your birthday. So if you are supposed to do something, this is the day!" So prayed Father Bernard Brien beside the bed of a dying man. As soon as the priest left the hospital room, the comatose patient opened his eyes and asked his wife what had happened. A few days later his medical team, after many tests, observed that his widespread cancer had completely disappeared. The doctors were astounded.

The miracle moved Father Brien to write this book about Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko, to make the twentieth-century martyr better known. He presents an intimate portrait of the courageous Polish priest who changed his life and that of countless others.

As the young and ardent chaplain of the Solidarity labor union, Father Popieluszko embodied the Polish people's resistance to Communism, and for this he was murdered in 1984, at the age of thirty-seven, by the Communist regime's security forces. Soon afterward Father Popieluszko was hailed as a martyr and a national hero, and his example inspired the Polish people to persevere in their struggle for political and religious freedom.

Father Popieluszko's witness of spiritual resistance, deeply rooted in the life of Christ, retains its relevance and urgency in the twenty-first century. The young Polish priest who stood up to Communist totalitarianism at the cost of his life will embolden those who resist tyranny and defend human dignity.

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: The French Miracle
1. A Slavic Youth
2. Broken Hearts
3. The Polish Summer
4. The "Masses for the Fatherland"
5. Laying Down His Arms
6. The Way of the Cross
7. The Martyr of Truth
Epilogue: God Works Miracles
Appendix
Ignatius Press
Notes

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
125
Dimensions
7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
Weight
5 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26627966M
ISBN 13
9781621641681

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