In the footsteps of Brother Charles

08/01/2008 - 08:13
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Algiers, Tibhirine, Bechar and Taghit

After a brief stop in Algiers and a visit to Tibhirine, the Trappist monastery from where seven monks were abducted, and later killed, in 1996, we flew to Bechar. From there a coach took us on a loop round the Grand Erg Occidental, an ocean of orange sand dunes.

Brother Charles with wounded soldiersBrother Charles with wounded soldiers

Our first stop was Taghit, where, in 1903, Br. Charles ministered to wounded legionnaires. Then it was on to Beni Abbès, where he had settled two years before.

Taghit OasisTaghit Oasis