Various communities together

Cry the Gospel with your Life

A faithful report on Charles de Foucauld's conversion and life in the desert, together with a witness of what the Little Brothers and Sisters are doing today.  read more »

Foucauld Communities: their origins

When Charles de Foucauld died in Tamanrasset, on December 1, 1916, there were 49 people, including himself, on the list of members of the Union of Brothers and Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which he had worked to set up during the last years of his life, and for which he had written the Directory. The Secretary of the Union, Abbe Laurain wrote:

"Now everything has been destroyed by his death"
and everybody thought the group, which had hardly started, would disappear.  read more »

Everybody thought the group would disappear

Louis Massignon(1882-1962), a specialist in Islamology, who was to gain an international reputation had first met Charles de Foucauld in 1909, and corresponded with him until his death. He did everything he could to keep the Union his "older brother" had intended alive.  read more »