Beatification

From Pope Benedict, on the occasion of the Beatification of Brother Charles, November 13th 2005

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'Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Let us give thanks for the witness borne by Charles de Foucauld. In his contemplative and hidden life in Nazareth, he discovered the truth about the humanity of Jesus and invites us to contemplate the mystery of the Incarnation; in this place he learned much about the Lord, whom he wanted to follow with humility and poverty.

He discovered that Jesus, who came to join us in our humanity, invites us to universal brotherhood, which he subsequently lived in the Sahara, and to love, of which Christ gave us the example.'  read more »

Liturgy for the Votive Mass for Blessed Brother Charles of Jesus, 1st December

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Texts proposed by the postulator, Father Maurice Bouvier, for the Votive Mass of Blessed Brother Charles on the 1st December.  read more »

Prayer to obtain a favour through the intercession of Brother Charles - Father de Foucauld

Charles de Foucauld discovered the infinite greatness of God's love by contemplating the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

We are invited to pray through his intercession for our intentions.  read more »

The heroic virtues of Charles de Foucauld

Ceremony of the declaration of the heroic nature of the virtues of the Servant of God, Charles de Foucauld

"Do not be afraid to follow the path of holiness of Charles de Foucauld in his  read more »

The man who turns religion into love

Ghardaia - Sahara
Beatification and Canonization
of the Servant of God
CHARLES DE FOUCAULD
(Little Brother Charles of Jesus)
DIOCESAN PRIEST  read more »

Beatification

Charles de Foucauld was declared 'Venerable' on April 24th 2001.

His Beatification followed on  read more »