Friday, 27 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today in Britain is Holocaust Memorial Day, which this year takes the theme "How can life go on?"

This was the question facing the Carmelites who survived the concentration camps of World War II, such as Brother Raphael Tijhuis, who wrote of his experiences in the book "Nothing Can Stop God from Reaching Us: A Dachau Diary".

In the photo above, Br. Raphael is seen meeting Pope Paul VI in June 1972 during a Papal Audience for Catholic Religious who had survived concentration camps.

Today we in the Carmelite Family pledge ourselves anew to remember the genocides of the past, and to work as best we can to ensure that they never happen again.

For more information on Holocaust Memorial Day visit their page, here.