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  • Introduction
    Thomas Bird
  • Translator
    Casimir Pugevicius
  • Translator
    Marian Skabeikis

A Radiance in the Gulag

The Catholic Witness of Nijole Sadunaite

Published by Trinity Communications in Manassas, Virginia, USA .
Written in English.

About the Edition

In August of 1974, Nijole Sadunaite was arrested by the KGB in Lithuania for the "crime" of helping to circulate the "Chronicles of the Catholic Church in Lithuania" - an underground journal which records the heroism of the Church behind the Iron Curtain. Thereafter, she was sentenced to three years in the Gulag and three years in exile in Siberia. The conclusion was inevitable: a broken spirit, another crushed Catholic to be used in the Communist cause.

But Nijole Sadunaite wouldn't crush. Nourished by an ever-deepening Faith and trust in God, she endured her ordeal, embracing both her fellow prisoners and her captors in an unquenchable Christian love -- and steadfastly refusing to betray her contacts in the larger underground Catholic world.

Fighting error with truth, Nijole has managed to smuggle her story out of Lithuania. Here, for the first time, she presents the dramatic account of her precarious family life under an enemy regime, her own defense of the Church, her trial, imprisonment and exile, and her continued efforts to serve Our Lord while evading the ever-watchful KGB.

"A Radiance in the Gulag" is the story of one woman's challenge to the vast power of an atheistic state - a truly awe-inspiring story of courage, faith and love.

Table of Contents

Part I: Preparation
A Catholic Family
The Beginning of Resistance
A Circle of Suffering
Part II: Ordeal
The Crime
Harassment and Arrest
Interrogation: The Cellars of the KGB
The Trial and the Defense
To the Labor Camp
The Women in the Camp
Camp Politics
Freedom and Persecution
Part III: After Her Release From The Gulag
Under God's Protection
No Home and No Work: The Harassment Continues
The Cause of Truth
Heroes of the Resistance: Petras Paulaitis

The Physical Object

Number of pages
8.3 x 5 x 0.6 inches
2.4 ounces

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