Quote of the day, 20 January: Hermann Cohen

As for death, it will come to you at a time God wishes. That will mark our deliverance, and an end to our faults. That will be the moment we see Jesus, the moment in which we lose ourselves in his divine heart—are you afraid of that? You must look on death as the day of your true espousals with Jesus for all eternity.

Servant of God Hermann Cohen

Augustine of the Blessed Sacrament, O.C.D.
Various spiritual counsels


Cohen’s biographer Father Timothy Tierney, O.C.D. writes, “on a frosty morning in the course of a Berlin winter, January 20, 1871, Hermann Cohen yielded his generous soul into the arms of eternal love.” Read Father Tierney’s account of Hermann Cohen’s final weeks of heroic service as a chaplain in Spandau Prison, his edifying witness in his final illness, and inspiring words as death approached. Join us in praying for the beatification of the Servant of God.

Tierney, T  2017,  A Life of Hermann Cohen: From Franz Liszt to John of the CrossBalboa Press,  Bloomington, IN

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  1. Born and raised in Germany, I feel a special connection with Hermann Cohen. During his times, the world was in turmoil. He served in Spandau Prison. I’m sure that many found their way through the example of Fr. Hermann to a more fulfilling life toward Jesus. It is touching to read about his life.

    1. Thank you for sharing this, Rita. Everything that I have read about Father Augustine-Mary is so inspiring and edifying. How much more so for you! God reward you, please keep coming back!

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