Sonderling: The Franz Jaegerstatter Story UNABRIDGED by James F. Sinnott Narrated by Adams Morgan (audio book)http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B002V8L6UW
As a child, young Franz saw his father go off to fight in the Great War. As a young man, Franz and his young wife, Fani, dare to begin a family under the shadow of Hitler's Germany. While the New Order closes in around their Austrian homeland, Catholic students are recruited to help hunt out Jews. At the same time, Franz's trusted parish priest, Father Otto - risking his own incarceration - hopes that the Catholic Church will speak out and tell Austrians what to do in the face of Hitler's rise to power.
The conflict created by Hitler's oppression of Catholics; the Vatican's fear of Hitler's own enemy, Soviet atheistic communism; and Franz's concern for and indebtedness to the priests who helped to raise him take him through an odyssey of intrigue, resistance, and survival during the dark years of World War II.
©1998 James P. Sinnott; (P)1999 Blackstone Audio Inc.
In June 2007, Pope Benedict XVI issued an apostolic exhortation declaring Jägerstätter a martyr. On 26 October 2007, he was beatified in a ceremony held by Cardinal José Saraiva Martins at the New Cathedral in Linz. His feast day is the day of his christening, May 21.
Hagiography from the Vatican web site: http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_20071026_jagerstatter_en.html
Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_J%C3%A4gerst%C3%A4tter
I thoroughly enjoyed and was inspired by the book. On of the priests who was very intwined in the story has been declared "Venerable Servant of God", but I can't remember which one (a disadvantage of audio books; it is difficult to go back to "look up" a quick fact). Amazingly neither Amazon nor Barnes and Noble have the book available in hard copy.