Main Events in Charles de Foucauld's Life

With the Trappists

Notre Dames des NeigesNotre Dames des Neiges
1890 
In January, entered the novitiate of the Trappists at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges and given the name of Brother Marie-Alberic. In June, went to the daughter monastery in Akbes, Syria.
1893 
September-October, there germinated the idea of a new congregation.
AkbesAkbes
1896 
He spent a month with the Trappists at Strauouëli, Algeria, then three months at the monastery at Tre Fontane, Rome and took classes at the Gregorian University. He was dispensed from the Trappists
"having come to think that it is not possible for me to live here the life of poverty, hiddenness and abjection ... of Our Lord at Nazareth."