Main Events in Charles de Foucauld's Life

In the military

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1876
Entered Saint-Cyr Military Academy, squeezed through.
"For 12 years I denied nothing, but believed nothing. I lived as one can when the last spark of faith has gone out."
1878
Passed from Saint-Cyr to the Cavalry School of Saumur.
1880
As a Sous-Lieutenant posted to Algeria with the 4th Hussars.
1881
Placed on the non-active list "for indiscipline and notorious conduct", to wit, public concubinage. Reactivated within a year for a military expedition. Contact with Muslims.