Memoirs

[Erinnerungen ]
Year: 
1974
Public: 
Publisher: 
Macmillan
Year of publication: 
1974
Pages: 
341
Moral assessment: 
Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
Literary quality: 
Recommendable: 
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The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

It is a great and shocking book. Perhaps one of the most dramatic testimonies about half a century of European history. Cardinal Mindszenty (1892-1975), Primate of Hungary after many years of silence and forgiveness of his enemies, decided to write his Memoirs when he was more than 60 years old. He was persecuted by the Nazis and martyred by the communists. He spent 8 years in prison. 

A man in love with God, with the Church, with his homeland, with the Hungarian faithful - he never ceased to consider himself their pastor. I choose just one example, which reflects his intense inner life and which he narrates in prison: on a normal day for a prisoner, he celebrated Holy Mass in his cell for two and a half hours, prayed three hours of prayer with the help of his Breviary, prayed six rosaries with specific intentions; even if he had inhuman torments, humiliations, loneliness, illness and an endless number of cruelties, he affirms that he received more graces from God there than when he was free. I highly recommend reading it.

Author: Marcela Navarro Hernández , Mexico
Update on: Jun 2023