Charles de Foucauld

7 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Brother Rene Voillaume and the Second Vatican Council

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Brother Marc writes: 'There is a whole aspect of the life of Rene Voillaume that was not very well known by the brothers and sisters, and that was his work as a theologian and the influence of his writings on the work of the Vatican Council. Father Georges Cottier, a Dominican, has agreed to tell us about it. At the present time he is the theologian at the Pontifical House. At the end of the 1950's he was at the Dominican Studium in Saint Maximin, in Provence (France).It was there that he got to know the brothers and became a friend of Rene Voillaume.'  read more »

5 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, His Message

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Brother Rene shares the insights of his faith and convictions.  read more »

4 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, Landmarks

Brother Rene relates his journey as a Little Brother and his role in the foundations within the spiritual family.
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3 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, In the footsteps of Jesus following Brother Charles

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Brother Rene at the age of 90 shares something of his personal journey in the footsteps of Jesus following Brother Charles. He writes: 'Jesus, I would like to write about you. How and why do I give myself to this impossible task? What right do I have to speak of you to my brothers and sisters?'

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A meditation for Christmas by Br Charles, Charles de Foucauld

These meditations of Brother Charles during his time in Nazareth were not meant to be published. He wrote to help him stay in the presence of God. They are the simple outpouring of his love for Jesus.  read more »

Charles de Foucauld, Silent witness for Jesus, 'in the face of Islam'

Originally published as chapter 4 of Catholics in Interreligious Dialogue: Studies in Monasticism, Theology and Spirituality.

Published by Gracewing (2006) UK ISBN 0 85244 640 3, Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916): Silent witness for Jesus 'in the face of Islam',

Edited by Anthony O'Mahony and Peter Bowe, OSB  read more »

Charles de Foucauld - Brother Charles of Jesus 1858 - 1916 - His spiritual journey

Short presentation of the life and spirituality of Charles de Foucauld, written for the celebration of his Beatification in Rome, on the 13 November 2005.  read more »

Charles de Foucauld, a man for today

Brother Ian places Charles in his own historical period. He points out however, how although he was a man of his own times he has a clear message for today through his unambiguous focus on the person of Jesus.  read more »

Charles de Foucauld: Correspondence with his old school friend Gabriel Tourdes - Extracts

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It is left to the reader to discover in these letters written by Charles de Foucauld to his school friend, Gabriel, the outcome of his long and sometimes painful search for true fulfilment.  read more »

The Unique Model

'The One and Only Model' compiled by Brother Charles, is as he himself writes to Father Huvelin, 'a portrait of Our Lord Jesus Christ, based on sentences from the Gospel'. It was first published by R de Richemont, the executer of Father Huvelin's will. Brother Charles had asked Father Huvelin to publish it but he died before being able to do so.  read more »