With God in Russia

With God in Russia
With God in Russia
With God in Russia

Republished for a new century and featuring an afterword by Father James Martin, SJ, With God
in Russia
is a classic memoir of an American-born Jesuit priest imprisoned during the height of the
Cold War.

While ministering in Eastern Europe during World War II, Polish-American priest Walter Ciszek, S.J., was arrested by the NKVD, the Russian secret police, shortly after the war ended. Accused of being an American spy, he was held in Moscow’s notorious Lubyanka prison. The Catholic priest was then sentenced without trial to a decade of hard labor and transported to Siberia, where he would become a prisoner within the forced labor camp system.

In With God in Russia, Ciszek reflects on his daily life as a prisoner, the labor he endured while working in the mines and on construction gangs, his unwavering faith in God, and his firm devotion to his vows and vocation. He chronicles his experiences with grace, humility, and candor, from his secret work leading mass and hearing confessions within the prison grounds, to his participation in a major gulag uprising, to his own "resurrection"—his eventual release in a prisoner exchange in October 1963 which astonished all who had feared he was dead.


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