Thursday, November 6, 2008


Leave me here freely alone
In cell where never sunlight shone
Should no one ever speak to me
This golden silence makes me free

- Bl. Titus Brandsma (1881-1942)
Carmelite martyr, inscribed on the wall by his bunk at Dachau, where he was executed.


Generose Bogler said...

The photo which you say is a prison cell was taken inside the gas chamber at Dachau. It shows a window through which Zyklon-B gas pellets were thrown inside the gas chamber from an opening on the outside wall. This is a tiny window near the brick floor of the gas chamber.

Rufus McCain said...

Thanks again, IC, for these rich and succinct daily offerings. You're doing a marvelous job. Thanks for turning me on to Bl. Titus Brandsma.

I managed a rare recitation of Lauds (i.e. morning prayer) from the Liturgy of the Hours via I wish I could more often wedge this into my mornings. It's hard with little kids and a dog that rise early and demand attention. I also made it to the noon mass at the law school chapel right across the river from where I work.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Generose, thanks for the details. I'll change the link to be clearer.

Rufus, thanks for the positive feedback and the sharing. Bl. Titus was an amazing man indeed, more should know about him.