The Shadow of His Wings (Paperback)

A Graphic Biography of Fr. Gereon Goldmann

By Max Temesou (Illustrator)

Ignatius Press, 9781621640714, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2016

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Here is the astonishing true story of the harrowing experiences of a young German seminarian drafted into Hitler's dreaded SS at the onset of World War II. Without betraying his Christian ideals, against all odds, and in the face of Evil, Gereon Goldmann was able to complete his priestly training, be ordained, and secretly minister to German Catholic soldiers and innocent civilian victims caught up in the horrors of war. How it all came to pass will astound you.

Father Goldmann tells of his own incredible experiences of the trials of war, his many escapes from almost certain death, and the diabolical persecution that he and his fellow Catholic soldiers encountered on account of their faith. What emerges is an extraordinary witness to the workings of Divine Providence and the undying power of love, prayer, faith, and sacrifice.

About the Author

Max Temesou is an illustrator and writer who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. Since graduating in 2013, his work has appeared in a number of publications and platforms including Field & StreamPopular ScienceWired and Adult Swim. He currently resides in New York City where he freelances and serves as Design Director for Washington University Political Review.