Blessed Titus Brandsma

Born at Bolsward (The Netherlands) in 1881, Blessed Titus Brandsma joined the Carmelite Order as a young man. Ordained priest in 1905, he obtained a doctorate in philosophy in Rome. He then taught in various schools in Holland and was named professor of philosophy and of the history of mysticism in the Catholic University of Nijmegen where he also served as Rector Magnificus. He was noted for his constant availability to everyone. He was a professional journalist, and in 1935 he was appointed ecclesiastical advisor to Catholic journalists. Both before and during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands he fought, faithful to the Gospel, against the spread of the Nazi ideology and for the freedom of Catholic education and the Catholic press. For this he was arrested and sent to a succession of prisons and concentration camps where he brought comfort and peace to his fellow prisoners and did good even to his tormentors. In 1942, after much suffering and humiliations he was killed at Dachau. He was beatified by John Paul II on November 3rd 1985.

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A Heart on Fire

A short booklet on the life and witness of Blessed Titus Brandsma, Carmelite Martyr. 54 pages.

Beatification of Father Titus Brandsma, Carmelite

The beatification of Father Titus Brandsma on 3 November 1985 in Rome. This book writes about this three-day celebration at St Peter's Church, Rome.

Carmel: School of Prayer

Elements of the Carmelite tradition provide the basis for developing a contemplative prayer stance in today’s world. This book, composed of talks given by Joseph Chalmers, O. Carm. to various audiences, provides thoughts for reflection and practical advice for confronting the challenges of prayer and “reading the signs of the times” through a Carmelite lens of hope, faith and love.

Carmelite Mysticism - Blessed Titus Brandsma

These nine booklets contain a lecture from a series given by Blessed Titus Brandsma when he was in America.

Essays on Titus Brandsma

Among the forgotten thousands of Christians who suffered and died in Nazi concentration camps during WWII, the Carmelite Friar Titus Brandsma stands out as an example of men and women of all faiths - and of no faith.