A letter to his German Jesuits before his execution


Seventy years ago today German Jesuit Alfred Delp was executed by the Nazi state in the final few months just
Alfred Delp S.J.

before Nazi Germany fell to the Allied troops in 1945.  Delp is considered a significant figure in Catholic resistance to Nazism.

Here is a reading of his final letter before his execution … 70 years ago today.  … “Here I am at the parting of the ways, and I must take the other road after all.  The death sentence has been passed… (Click on the link for a reading of Delp’s gripping final letter.)

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