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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 »

Brother Charles' Prayer of Abandonment is Jesus' prayer

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This prayer invites us to unite ourselves to Jesus. It seeks to trace a path for our life’s journey with God and with humanity. It is the path which Jesus travelled before us. We are encouraged to give ourselves in confident abandonment to the Father.  read more »

Charles de Foucauld in Tamanrasset : a fraternal life at the heart of the world

This text enables us to follow the path taken by Brother Charles from the ”monastic cloister” to a life that takes on the style of that of the ordinary people of Tamanrasset.  read more »

Little sister Magdeleine of Jesus, A short biography

'To cry the Gospel by your whole life means trying to live as Jesus lived, with the Gospel to give you light.  read more »

Charles de Foucauld, the Mission in the desert of today

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The road to Bethlehem

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Little sister Jeanne and Little sister Annette, on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, visit Bethlehem and share the meaning of Bethlehem in the life of the Little Sisters.  read more »

A Life that went beyond all Borders

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Throughout the life of Little Sister Magdeleine, a number of themes recur somewhat like leitmotifs. In a way, they confirm the fidelity with which she followed her vocation. As far as I am concerned, it is the leitmotif of the 'border' that impressed me the most.  read more »





The Green Booklet and the Renewal of Religious Life

Our political and literary history is criss-crossed by what we call manifestos, that is, writings that give the public a summary of new ideas incarnated in a movement of thoughts and works that mark an era.

In 1946, when the text of Little Sister Magdeleine which was to become known as the "Green Booklet" was published, we received it as a manifesto of a new concept of religious life. For my confreres and me, who were seminarians at the time, these pages seemed revolutionary and inflamed our enthusiasm.  read more »

Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus and Nomadism

El Abiodh Tent with Fr VoillaumeEl Abiodh Tent with Fr VoillaumeIn this article Brother René, founder of the Little Brothers of Jesus, describes the place of nomadism in Little sister Magdeleine's life and her love for all minority populations.



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