The Catholic Counter-Reformation in the 21st Century

Foucauld (Father Charles)

BLESSED CHARLES DE FOUCAULD
16. “ Set Apart for the Gospel ”

Presentation of the true spirit of Father de Foucauld and his spiritual advancement, which recapitulates the main stages of the life of Our Lord, thus presenting a marvellous illustration of the Gospel.

BLESSED CHARLES DE FOUCAULD
15. Martyr of the Faith

Before presenting the mystical significance of Father de Foucauld’s death, this study endeavours to establish its precise historical causes and circumstances. Saint Charles de Foucauld died the death of a martyr that he had desired for so long.

BLESSED CHARLES DE FOUCAULD
14. The Great War

Father de Foucauld shared the anguish for his homeland but he remained in the Sahara, his very presence making him an architect of peace. He gave information to the rare officers who, with a limited number of soldiers, guarded this immensity as vast as France itself.

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13. French Catholic Colonisation

Father de Foucauld, a French military officer, worked to promote colonisation in order to achieve a military pacification, the direct governance of the subjected populations and the civilising administration of their daily life.

12. The Catholic Colonial Union (1908-1914)

Three times, in 1909, 1911, and 1913, Brother Charles of Jesus left his solitude to come to France to found The Catholic Colonial Union, a vast movement of support for the evangelisation of the infidels in our colonies.

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11. Lost in the Hoggar (1904-1908)

During a “Domestication Tour” in the Hoggar with Captain Dinaux. Father de Foucauld insisted that he be left at Tamanrasset among the Tuareg populations, the poorest in the world.

BLESSED CHARLES DE FOUCAULD
10. Domestication Tours (1902-1905)

A monk and a French military officer, Father de Foucauld participated in “Domestication Tours” to help the army in its effort to pacify, liberate and civilise the region of the Hoggar.

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9. Béni Abbès (1901-1903)

During the nine months of his preparation for the priesthood, an inner grace impelled Father de Foucauld towards new horizons. If he was to become a priest, it was for souls, and he wanted to reach those who were the most abandoned.

BLESSED CHARLES DE FOUCAULD
8. The Priesthood (1898-1901)

Convinced by the Mother Prior of the Poor Clares that perfect imitation of Jesus entailed receiving priestly Orders, Charles de Foucauld returned to France to be ordained a priest on June 9, 1901 at the Major Seminary in Viviers.

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6. The Trappist Monastery (1890-1987)

In 1890, Charles de Foucauld arrived at the Trappist Monastery of Notre Dame des Neiges, then he would soon be sent to the monastery in Akbes, Syria. Seven years later, he would obtain permission to follow Jesus a life more consonant with that of Nazareth.

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