Charles De Foucauld

Autor: Charles de Foucauld
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Charles de Foucauld sought to proclaim the gospel not simply by his words but by his life. Living among the Muslim poor of Algeria, he sought to be a "universal brother", a witness to the love of God for all people. Though at the time of his violent death he had attracted no followers, his story later inspired the foundation of the Little Brothers and the Little Sisters of Jesus. This volume offers a poignant entry into the heart of a modern mystic and martyr.

Charles De Foucauld

Autor: Jean Jacques Antier
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898707564
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The popularity of Charles de Foucauld continues to spread around the globe as time goes on. Unknown during his lifetime as a solitary monk in the Sahara Desert, and assassinated by bandits in 1916, this former French playboy had a radical conversion to Christ that compelled him to live a deeply ascetical religious life that has had a great impact on the world since his death. This definitive biography by Jean-Jacques Antier, a renowned French author of more than 50 books, is the fruit of his exhaustive research on Foucauld's life, writings and correspondence. He was given access to the complete archive on the life of Foucauld from the Congregation of the Saints compiled for his beatification process. Antier also interviewed numerous witnesses resulting in a powerful, inspiring biography of this holy, 20th century figure, a "personality of fire." Illustrated. "In seeking the true and the good, our contemporaries tend to prefer authentic and modest witnesses, symbols of the salvation of the human family. That was the intuition which guided Charles de Foucauld, a great man of God, who sought to show the Gospel in a hidden, laborious way, in the silence which God signifies his presence as if it were a gentle breeze." --Pope John Paul II

The Sands Of Tamanrasset

Autor: Marion Mill Preminger
Publisher: Linden Pub
ISBN: 9780941936750
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Charles de Foucauld, a French nobleman who put off the trappings of nobility to take on the ascetic life of a desert priest, never gained a single convert. His life-long ambition of establishing a new religious order did not come to fruition until well after his death. Yet his life and writings are now more respected and studied than ever before. Foucauld's life story is a moving testimonial to the will-power and religious fervor of one man, and to his effect on those around him as well as on his own individual sense of being. Foucauld gave up his place in the nobility of France, dispersed his fortune, and resigned his commission in the French army. Eventually he became such an ascetic that he was unable to found a new order based on his religious principles because no one would adhere to the kind of life he chose for himself. His is a remarkable life that is even now an extraordinary example of self-sacrifice and denial. It is a story that lends itself not only to the obvious religious aspects of the life of a desert priest, but also to a much broader interpretation of will, courage, and self-discipline. These three qualities are requisites for the self-examined life.

The Spiritual Autobiography Of Charles De Foucauld

Autor: Charles de Foucauld
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Charles de Foucauld was known in Paris for his wild parties and self-indulgent lifestyle. However, after his conversion in 1886 at the age of twenty-eight, his youthful excesses were replaced by devotion to Jesus, love for the Eucharist, and a thirst for souls. He spent three years in the Holy Land as a hermit, was ordained a priest, and then traveled to the Sahara Desert in Africa -- which he had explored in his younger days -- to live among the poor and spread the gospel of love. He was martyred by Muslim gunmen in 1916. The Spiritual Autobiography of Charles de Foucauld reveals this holy man's intense desire to imitate Jesus while growing closer to him each day.

Charles De Foucauld

Autor: Cathy Wright
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Called "the man who turns religion into love," Charles de Foucauld followed a winding path to his heart's true desire. After early years of wrenching loss, rebelliousness, unbelief in God, reckless adventure and the unbridled pursuit of pleasure, Charles experienced a profound conversion where he met God's mercy and love.

Charles De Foucauld

Autor: Annie
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 1565482298
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In anticipation of his beatification, this book presents the life and writings of the ""universal brother"", one of the great spiritual figures of the twentieth century.

Christian Hermit In An Islamic World

Autor: Ali Merad
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809139033
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Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916), after a worldly beginning, lived a life of prayer, self-denial and love for the Arabs in the African desert. Here is a moving personal tribute by a Muslim scholar.

Hidden In God

Autor: Bonnie Thurston
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594716609
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"Spirituality & Practice 2016 Award Winner." Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858–1916) was a complex man. Born into French aristocracy, he floundered as a military officer, but rediscovered his Catholic heritage and eventually lived voluntarily as an impoverished priest/hermit in the Sahara Desert in Algeria. Foucauld wanted to emulate the hidden life of Jesus in Nazareth and in doing so, left a spiritual legacy that attracted such figures as Dorothy Day and author, poet, and spiritual director Bonnie Thurston. Published in celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of Charles de Foucauld’s death on December 1, 1916, Hidden in God highlights the profound conversion that led Foucauld to embrace the life of a hermit in the Sahara, where he was eventually murdered by a band of marauders. Foucauld’s legacy is an enduring spiritual vision: believe in God, you should live for God and make him your reason for living. Drawing from his letters and journals, Bonnie Thurston explores how the hidden life of Nazareth brings the grace of great closeness to Jesus; the gift of the desert is the grace of complete dependence on God; and the grace of public life is the practice of charity and self-giving. Thurston adeptly demonstrates how these three locations are metaphors for states of spiritual life and ministry and how each one brings both a challenge and a danger. Words of wisdom from Foucauld, as well as questions to ponder and biblical texts to explore conclude each chapter. Thurston shares how she became enamored with Foucauld for the passionate way he lived his ideals without regard for recognition or success. “I’ve fallen in love with a dead Frenchman who was a hermit,” she admitted to a friend. Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, also was attracted to Foucauld’s desert spirituality and wrote to Thomas Merton and others about Foucauld’s spiritual influence.