The Last Monk of Tibhirine: A True Story of Martyrdom, Faith, and Survival

The Last Monk of Tibhirine: A True Story of Martyrdom, Faith, and Survival


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The Last Monk of Tibhirine is the story of the Cistercian monk Jean-Pierre Schumacher, the last surviving member of a monastic community which was kidnapped and killed in Algeria in 1996.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612613741
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Freddy Derwahl is a German journalist and author. He studied at Louvain, Aachen, and Paris and is the author of many books. This is his first to be translated into English.

Table of Contents

1 In the Shadow of Black Mountains 1

2 The Mill in Buding 12

3 War Years 23

4 The First Abduction 34

5 The Association in the Garden 45

6 Growing Tensions 58

7 "Mister Christian" 72

8 Into the Night 84

9 The Attack 101

10 The Day After 114

11 The Blood of the Brothers 125

12 Seven Heads 138

13 Hotel Bellevue 156

14 The Testament 168

15 Red Carpet for Tibhirine 191

About the Trappists 203

About the Author and Photographer 205

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Jean-Pierre Schumacher lived alongside the seven Trappist monks who were killed during the Algerian Civil War – men who witnessed to the grace and peace of Jesus Christ not only through their deaths, but their lives.” —Carl McColman, author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

“This account provides a fascinating afterword to the well-known account of the original seven monks who were massacred and popularized by the film, Of Gods and Men.” —Brother Patrick Hart OSCO, Thomas Merton's former secretary

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