Franz Jaegerstaetter: A Man of Conscience



From Ron Schmidt, SJ:

The premire screening of “Franz Jaegerstaetter: A Man of Conscience” on Friday, March 6, 2009, will be accompanied by a gallery show of Austrian school children’s artwork about Franz. The film is from Hope Media Productions and distributed by  Maryknoll Productions.


The film will be shown a number of times throughout the evening.

The artwork will be up for a month at the church with special screenings offered for schools.


From Sr. Rose: I had the opportunity to see the film recently and it is an intriguing story of a layman (a husband and father who also fathered a child out of wedlock before his marriage) Blessed Franz Jägerstätter who refused to serve in Hitler’s army. He suffered the ultimate consequence for following his conscience.