The Universal Brother


Little Sister Kathleen of Jesus Born in France in 1957, Kathleen was raised in Canada, joining the Little Sisters of Jesus in 1981. From 2004-2015 she was a member of the community's formation team based in Tre Fontane, Rome, travelling extensively to give sessions to members of her community as well as lay people and priests attracted by Charles de Foucauld. She now resides in Walsingham, England.
https://www.newcitypress.com/the-universal-brother.html





Msgr. Richard M. Liddy, Seton Hall University
Little Sister Kathleen's biography of Charles de Foucauld is very special. One not only learns details about de Foucauld's life that one had not known before, but Sister Kathleen provides many personal insights into the implications of de Foucuald's spirituality for today. In a world where Islam is so important and where poverty of all types abounds, he calls us to a universal openness. He calls us - whatever one's walk of life - to a spirituality of abandonment into God's hands, encounter with others and the nng of community, especially with the poor. In a word, he is our universal brother. I highly recommend this book.

Robert Ellsberg Editor, Charles de Foucauld: Writings
Charles de Foucauld, a modern-day desert father, invented a new style of contemplative life, inspired by the hidden life that Jesus spent as a carpenter in Nazareth. Foucauld attracted no followers in his life, which ended in 1918 in a remote corner of Algeria. Today, however, his influence extends far beyond the communities inspired by his witness. Truly, he was one of the great saints of modern times. In this beautiful and intimate account of his life and spiritual message, one of his followers, Little Sister Kathleen brings his story to life and shows how keenly his message speaks to our age.

Rev. Terrence J. Moran Office of Peace, Justice and Ecological Integrity, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth.
Even those who are familiar with the life of Charles de Foucauld will find many new insights in Little Sister Kathleen's book. It's more than a biography: it's a guide for all of us to living the life of Nazareth; the life of "ev¬eryday holiness" as Pope Francis calls it. The Brother Charles who emerges from these pages is alive, endear¬ing, and inspiring.