Main Events in Charles de Foucauld's Life

Tamanrasset


1905 
In August, he arrived at Tamanrasset in the Hoggar region. For the next three years he traveled back and forth to Béni-Abbes, spending most of his time, however, at Tamanrasset.Visiting Marie de BondyVisiting Marie de Bondy
1907-08 
July, famine in the Hoggar. In January, 1908, Brother Charles suffered a physical breakdown. By June, his letters read like someone in a spiritual, psychological Dark Night.
1908-09 
December to March, he had a sojourn with his family in France. He wrote the statutes of the Union of the Brothers and Sisters of the Sacred Heart.
1909 
By June, he was again in Tamanrasset until January,1911.
1910 
Abbe Huvelin, his confessor and close friend, died.
AssekremAssekrem
1910 
He constructed a hermitage on the peak of Assekrem in July.
"My hermitage here is on a summit that overlooks practically the whole of the Hoggar and stands amid wild looking mountains beyond which the seemingly limitless horizon makes one think of the infinitude of God."
1911 
February and March in France. 
From May, 1911, until April,1913 
Charles was at Tamanrassset.
1913 
Again in France from April to November, he returned to Tamanrasset. 
1914
The First World War started in September,1914.
1916 
The Senoussistes marauded in the Hoggar. In April, he moved into a small fortress in Tamanrasset. On December 1, he was assassinated.