Meditation by Bishop Aveline given during the prayer vigil for the canonization of Charles de Foucauld – Catholic Church in France

“Let us look at the saints but do not dwell on them. Let us take advantage of their examples but without dwelling on them for long. Let us not seek to imitate them but, with them, to imitate Christ, who is the unique model”, wrote Charles de Foucauld. So let’s follow his advice. And let’s … Read more

Charles de Foucauld, who is the “universal brother” who will become a saint?

Charles de Foucauld who is the universal brother who will

His process for beatification had begun in the 1930s and he had been declared “blessed” in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI. On Sunday morning, Charles de Foucauld will be canonized by Pope Francis in Rome, alongside nine other figures of the Church. Nothing predestined Viscount Charles-Eugène de Foucauld, born September 15, 1858 in Strasbourg into … Read more

Press release from the Conference of Bishops of France: May 15, 2022, canonizations of Charles de Foucauld, Marie Rivier and César de Bus

Brother Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916)Charles de Foucauld was born in Strasbourg in 1958. After a dissipated youth, during a stay in Algeria, at the start of his military career, his discovery of believers in Islam moved him deeply and prepared him for his encounter with Christ. Back in France, he saw a radical conversion after … Read more