Writings

Letters from the Desert

Collection of the correspondence between Charles de Foucauld and his Trappist Brothers of Our Lady of the Snows. This selection of the most important letters of that period of trial, discovery, spiritual ardour and inspiring example has only recently been made available in the original French and now appears in English for the first time.  read more »

Scriptural Meditations on Faith

In his letters Brother Charles confided his spiritual insights, the foundation of his extraordinary life. This collection is on the virtue of faith and the virtue of living for the sake of God alone.  read more »

Hope in the Gospels

This volume contains 127 meditations on the virtue of hope as found in the Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, and Luke.  read more »

Come let us Sing a Song Unknown

A pocket size book of prayers from Charles de Foucauld  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 »

Exploring Prayer with Charles de Foucauld

A collection of short quotations from Blessed Charles de Foucauld for reflection and prayer.  read more »

Charles de Foucauld: Writings

Charles de Foucauld's wrote:

  • to help him concentrate when praying;
  • many letters to family, friends and enquirers;
  • an account of his early exploration of Morocco
  • and, later in life, his studies of the Tuareg language and culture.

Some of these writings are publicly available:  read more »

Unity in Love, at the heart of the vocation of the Little sisters of Jesus

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From the final chapter of the 'Green Booklet'

The rule of life of the Little Sisters of Jesus, the rule which is at the heart of their vocation, is the pursuit of Unity as willed by Christ, who died to gather together the scattered children of God&. Jn 11:52  read more »