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Sisters our Aussie link to Hermit Saint of the Desert

People who know him best say that Charles de Foucauld, the loose-living soldier who became a famous desert contemplative, turned religion into a love...

An Augustine for our time

Two sharply different portraits depict the life and character of Charles de Foucauld. One is of a dissolute man, obese and wildly self-indulgent; an aristocrat who scorned his heritage, and a soldier who dishonoured his profession. The other is of an emaciated hermit, generously open to the needs of others, especially the lowly; an ascetic […]

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Former French cavalry officer to be canonised

One of the most mysterious and intriguing figures in modern Catholic life, Blessed Charles de Foucauld, will be canonised on 15 May 2022, the...

Sainthood cleared for Charles de Foucauld

Pope Francis will raise 20th century contemplative who inspired two religious congregations to the altars.
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