Writings

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 »

The evangelisation that I am called to live

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The evangelisation that I am called to live is not through the word but through the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, the offering of the sacrifice of the Mass. It is through prayer and penance and the practice of the Gospel virtues - love, fraternal and universal love, sharing even my last mouthful of bread with every poor person, with every visitor, every stranger, and welcoming each person as a beloved brother or sister.
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Charles de Foucauld: Writings

This book is part of a series commending the writing and vision of several twentieth century "guides and companions" whose spiritual journey has been "shaped by the influences and concerns of our age."  read more »