Endurance through culture and faith in Romania’s concentrating system
In the study „Endurance through Culture and Faith in Romania’s Concentrating System” the author describes the way how many prisoners suffered martyrdoms in thecommunist prisons of Pitești, Aiud, Gherla etc. A life of high intelectual and spiritual virtues was kept alive due to the work of great figures. These individuals were emprisoned because of their anti-communist beliefs. Thus, many of the communist Romanian prisons became great „amphitheatres” of culture and „laboratories” of Christian holiness. Poetry and prayer were well-known harbours for the prisoners. Some of them, such as: Valeriu Gafencu, known as „The Saint of the prisons”, Fr. Justin Pârvu, Fr. Arsenie Papacioc, Fr. Gheorghe Calciu-Dumitreasa, Grigore Caraza etc. embody great examples of contemporary sainthood.