Writings

A word for Christmas, Brother Charles and Pope Francis

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Brother Charles and Pope Francis speak of responding to the Infant Jesus and giving priority to the poorest of our brothers and sisters.
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The Prayer of Abandonment

THE PRAYER OF ABANDONMENT The well-known "prayer of abandonment" is often the first, or even only, thing people know about Charles de Foucauld. They frequently find it both challenging and deeply meaningful or consoling. Lsr Kathy recounts how it came into being:
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Reflection on the relevance of Brother Charles for today (from his writings)

Charles talking with the TouaregsCharles talking with the TouaregsTaking a look at the relevance of the life of Brother Charles for today.  read more »

Charles de Foucauld, mon frere

Celebrating his 100th Anniversary,this book groups the writings of Charles de Foucauld in themes - Beauty, Joy, Mercy, Humility, Nazareth, Prayer, Desert, Work.
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1916-2016 Charles de Foucauld, Centenary of his death

A message for today
Collection of texts assembled by the Little Brothers of the Gospel and Little Brothers of Jesus for the 100th anniversary of the death of Brother Charles in 2016.

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Sermons in the Sahara

Twenty one homelies of Father de Foucauld during his stay in Beni Abbes in 1903.  read more »

Meditations of a Hermit

These are the powerful spiritual writings of Charles de Foucauld, the Apostle of the Tuareg.  read more »

Letters from the Desert

Collection of the correspondence between Charles de Foucauld and his Trappist Brothers of Our Lady of the Snows. This selection of the most important letters of that period of trial, discovery, spiritual ardour and inspiring example has only recently been made available in the original French and now appears in English for the first time.  read more »