100th birthday of Karl Leisner celebrated by German Post

February 7th, 2015

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to inform that German Post released a special commemorative stamp celebrating 100th birthday of Karl Leisner. The issue was released on the 5th of February and is now available for purchasing.

The Blessed Karl Leisner was a Roman Catholic priest interned in the Dachau concentration camp. He died of tuberculosis shortly after being liberated by the Allied forces.

Karl Leisner was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1996 in Berlin. For Karl Leisner, who as a student for the priesthood joined a Schoenstatt Federation group - one member of this group being the later Bishop of Münster, Heinrich Tenhumberg ‒, the "moments spent in the Blessed Mother's Shrine of Grace", the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt, were decisive hours of grace on turning points of this life.