Main Events in Charles de Foucauld's Life

Béni-Abbes

1901
June 9th, ordained priest at the Seminary of Viviers as a "free priest" for the Sahara. On October 29, he arrived at Béni-Abbes, an oasis in Algeria near the Moroccan border.
1904-05

When obvious that he could not enter Morocco, he began trips making contact with the Touareg,
"to carry the Gospel to the most abandoned... not by preaching it but by living it."
He studied and learned Tamachek, the Touareg language. Before his death, he composed a grammar/dictionary, collected thousands of lines and verses of the language and translated them into French.