Advent of the Heart: Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings, 1941-1944

Alfred Delp

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Advent of the Heart: Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings, 1941-1944

Advent of the Heart Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings Fr Alfred Delp was a German Jesuit priest who was imprisoned in Berlin At the time of his arrest he was the Rector of St Georg Church in Munich and had a reputation for being a gripping dynamic pre

  • Title: Advent of the Heart: Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings, 1941-1944
  • Author: Alfred Delp
  • ISBN: 9781586170813
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fr Alfred Delp was a German Jesuit priest who was imprisoned in Berlin At the time of his arrest, he was the Rector of St Georg Church in Munich, and had a reputation for being a gripping, dynamic preacher, and one who was an outspoken critic of the Nazi regime He was an important figure in the Resistance movement against Nazism Accused of conspiring against the NaziFr Alfred Delp was a German Jesuit priest who was imprisoned in Berlin At the time of his arrest, he was the Rector of St Georg Church in Munich, and had a reputation for being a gripping, dynamic preacher, and one who was an outspoken critic of the Nazi regime He was an important figure in the Resistance movement against Nazism Accused of conspiring against the Nazi government, he was arrested in 1944, tortured, imprisoned, and executed on Feb 2, 1945 While in prison, Fr Delp was able to write a few meditations found in this book, which also includes his powerful reflections from prison during the Advent season about the profound spiritual meaning and lessons of Advent, as well as his sermons he gave on the season of Advent at his parish in Munich These meditations were smuggled out of Berlin and read by friends and parishioners of St Georg in Munich His approach to Advent, the season that prepares us for Christmas, is what Fr Delp called an Advent of the heart More than just preparing us for Christmas, it is a spiritual program, a way of life He proclaimed that our personal, social and historical circumstances, even suffering, offer us entry into the true Advent, our personal journey toward a meeting and dialogue with God Indeed, his own life, and great sufferings, illustrated the true Advent he preached and wrote about From his very prison cell he presented a timeless spiritual message, and in an extreme situation, his deep faith gave him the courage to draw closer to God, and to witness to the truth even at the cost of his own life These meditations will challenge and inspire all Christians to embark upon that same spiritual journey toward union with God, a journey that will transform our lives.

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    One thought on “Advent of the Heart: Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings, 1941-1944

    1. Diane on said:

      This book was written by a Catholic priest living in Nazi Germany, who opposed Hitler's regime. The book is organized around the Sundays of Advent, including the readings for each day. They are followed by a sermon Father Delp preached before his arrest, and a reflection from his imprisonment on a similar theme.

    2. Debbie on said:

      Well worth reading a second time. Alfred Delp's Advent sermons are both beautiful and thought provoking. I have read the 1944 sermon, that he wrote in prison shortly before he was executed, many times and always find something new in it.

    3. Naomi on said:

      Alfred Delp was among the conscious religious resisters to Nazism. These meditations on Advent are meditations in the midst of evil-doing and the challenges to the human spirit to continue to resist, to do what is just, and to persevere in hope.

    4. Alan on said:

      A thought provoking collection of Advent meditations by a German Jesuit imprisoned,tortured and killed by the Nazis.

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