Blessed Clemens August von Galen

Blessed Clemens August von GalenAlso known as

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Born to one of the oldest German noble families. Ordained on 28 May 1904 at Münster, Germany. Chosen bishop of Münster on 5 September 1933. Fiercely anti-Communist, and an outspoken opponent of the Stalinist regime. A strong nationalist who loved his homeland, his was known for his opposition to the Nazis, their programs and policies. He was a key opponent in the fight to end the Nazi program of “euthanasia“, the murder of the old, the crippled, the ill. Created Cardinal-Priest of San Bernardo alle Terme on 18 February 1946.

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nec laudibus, nec timore (neither praise nor fear) - Blessed Clemens’ motto for his ministry

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Clemens August von Galen“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 December 2014. Web. 22 December 2014. <>