Lay Communities of Charles de Foucauld

There are 6000 members of the Lay Fraternity of Charles de Foucauld in 49 countries around the world...

Lay Fraternity Delegates at the international meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, July 2006Lay Fraternity Delegates at the international meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, July 2006

The lay communities are lay-led but membership is open to anyone: lay, members of religious congregations (Foucauld communities or others), ordained.

The communities arose in the Roman Catholic Church but membership is open to people inspired by the life of Charles de Foucauld, whatever their religious tradition.