demons:

Navy Chaplain John H. Craven baptizing soldiers of the Army’s 476th Amphibious Truck Company/Iwo Jima, 1945

(Source: Flickr / usmcarchives)

historywars:

Military chaplain walks among the corpses of French soldiers on the Western Front

historywars:

Military chaplain walks among the corpses of French soldiers on the Western Front

(via talesofwar)

jsquaredrev:

Lt. Col. George Russell Barber of the U.S. Air Force was one of the last surviving D-Day chaplains when he died in 2004. He was the only member of his craft who landed without a weapon to protect himself, because he was there with a different mission— to provide spiritual support to wounded and dying men.

“I talked to as many as I could and prayed with them,” he told Mark Ellis of Godreports. “I said, ‘Trust in God.’” Barber remembers that as soldiers died in front of him, he recited from John:14, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions…”

demons:

A priest conducting mass for French soldiers on the Champagne front, eastern France/1915

demons:

A priest conducting mass for French soldiers on the Champagne front, eastern France/1915

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)

semioticapocalypse:

Bert Hardy. Life of an East End Parson. 1940.
[::SemAp FB || SemAp G+::]

semioticapocalypse:

Bert Hardy. Life of an East End Parson. 1940.

[::SemAp FB || SemAp G+::]

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty
By the end of the WWII this Irish priest had helped over 6,500 Jews, American and British Soldiers escape from the Germans and his activities earned him the nickname “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican” as he became the master of disguises, evading capture from the Germans when he had to leave the security of the Vatican to go on his rescue missions.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty

By the end of the WWII this Irish priest had helped over 6,500 Jews, American and British Soldiers escape from the Germans and his activities earned him the nickname “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican” as he became the master of disguises, evading capture from the Germans when he had to leave the security of the Vatican to go on his rescue missions.

(Source: hughoflaherty.com)

greatestgeneration:

An Army chaplain baptizes a corporal in the ornate fountain at Caserta.

greatestgeneration:

An Army chaplain baptizes a corporal in the ornate fountain at Caserta.


Soldiers wander through the bombed-out Cathedral of Cologne, 1945. George Silk

Soldiers wander through the bombed-out Cathedral of Cologne, 1945.
George Silk

(via redguardparty)

bag-of-dirt:

U.S. Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann of Omaha, Nebraska, attached to a Marine Corps unit during the Battle of Saipan, uses a destroyed Japanese tank as a makeshift altar as he holds services for the dead. Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. 24 June 1944.

bag-of-dirt:

U.S. Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann of Omaha, Nebraska, attached to a Marine Corps unit during the Battle of Saipan, uses a destroyed Japanese tank as a makeshift altar as he holds services for the dead. Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. 24 June 1944.

historicaltimes:

H/Captain Robert Seaborn, Chaplain of the 1st Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment, giving absolution to an unidentified soldier of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division near Caen, France, 15 July 1944.

historicaltimes:

H/Captain Robert Seaborn, Chaplain of the 1st Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment, giving absolution to an unidentified soldier of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division near Caen, France, 15 July 1944.