Blessed Franz Jägerstätter
Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, a married man with children, refused to fight in Hitler’s army and was arrested and executed as a result. Not condemning fellow Catholics who did serve, Blessed Franz felt he had to follow his conscience and resist.
Blessed Franz Jagerstatter, an Austrian farmer executed for refusing to fight for Nazi Germany, is pictured in an undated photo. (CNS photo) 

Saint of the Day for June 7

(May 20, 1907 – August 9, 1943)
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Blessed Franz Jägerstätter