Alfred Delp, SJ
GERMANY, 1964, a stamp from the mini sheet below, Scott 886
In 1943 Fr. Delp joined the Kreisau Circle, an anti-Nazi group that sought to plan for the Christian future of Germany after what they foresaw as the inevitable fall of the Third Reich. He was arrested for this "treason" the following year. His prison meditations during his imprisonment are available in print. He once wrote that the whole point of his trial was that merely to be a Jesuit was to be an enemy of the Reich. His execution, by strangulation, took place in the Plotzensee Prison in Berlin on February 2, 1945. More - More
A miniature sheet of eight stamps to honor the German resistance to the Nazis.
GERMANY, 1984, the 88th German Catholic Day at Munich, Scott 1423 and its FDI cancel
The image is of Eugenio Pacelli, who became Pope Pius XII.
The motto of that Catholic Day was written by Delp in his prison journal on Christmas of 1944:
Dem Leben trauen, weil Gott es mit uns lebt.
Trust life, for God lives it with us.