Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A reminder of Christ's presence in man's suffering

I took this photo last week of the tabernacle of the St. Maximilian Kolbe parish church. It is near Auschwitz, where the saint gave his life to save a fellow prisoner.

The tabernacle is designed to resemble one of the crematoriums at Auschwitz where St. Maximilian's body and those of hundreds of thousands of other victims of the Nazis were burned.

It is a visible reminder of the "God of the gallows" whom Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel described in Night, the God he thought was dead, who is so much alive.