Today is the 75th anniversary of the martyrdom of Blessed Titus Brandsma in the concentration camp of Dachau.
Titus Brandsma, O.Carm., was a Dutch Carmelite friar, priest and professor of philosophy. Brandsma was vehemently opposed to Nazi ideology and spoke out against it many times before the Second World War. He was imprisoned in the infamous Dachau concentration camp, where he died. He has been beatified by the church as a martyr of the faith.
He was beatified as a martyr by Saint Pope John Paul II on 3rd November 1985.
Pictured is our icon of Blessed Titus in the Shrine. A wonderful collection of books by Blessed Titus are available on our online shop.