May 15, 2022, canonizations of Charles de Foucauld, Marie Rivier and César de Bus – LOURDES-ACTU

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 beginning of his military career, the discovery of believers in Islam deeply moved him and prepared him for the encounter with Christ. , he saw a radical conversion after confessing to Abbot Huvelin in the church of Saint-Augustin in Paris. Seven years of contemplative research (in the Holy Land, in La Trappe in France then in Syria) will lead him to Nazareth with the Poor Clares (1897). He divides his time there between manual labor, long hours of worship and meditation on Scripture. There he matured his profound vocation. After leaving Nazareth, he was ordained a priest on June 9, 1901 in the diocese of Viviers in Ardèche before carrying out his ministry in Algeria, where he led a shared life of prayer, study, travel and contact with the Tuareg. language that he learns with passion. He spends long days working on Tuareg poetry and leaves a 4-volume Tuareg dictionary that is still authoritative. He found his stability in a profound relationship with his “Beloved Brother and Lord Jesus”. On 1 December 1916, when the war between France and Germany spread to his hermitage, he was kidnapped and then killed. The life and witness of the one who today is nicknamed the “universal brother” represent a true path of evangelical simplicity and fraternity. It is an example of a life given to the following of Jesus Christ, with the utmost discretion, and which mysteriously bears fruit: Charles de Foucauld was declared venerable on April 24, 2001 by John Paul II, then blessed on November 13, 2005 by Benedict XVI. In 2016, Charle, a carpenter from Saumur, survived a serious accident without consequences. The Church recognizes a miracle that took place one hundred years after the death of Charles de Foucauld and attributed to the fervent prayer addressed to Blessed Charles de Foucauld. The Vatican’s recognition of this miracle in May 2020 paved the way for his next canonization.The Catholic Church highlights the life given by this ardent missionary priest with the desire to meet his human brothers whom he wished to serve. to the depth of his love. The little brother of all, a man among men, thirsting for fraternity, Charles de Foucauld remains in his apostolate an example to follow that traces a universal path. 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 beginning of his military career, the discovery of the believers in Islam moved him deeply and prepared the his encounter with Christ. Returning to France, he experiences a radical conversion after having confessed to Abbot Huvelin in the church of Saint Augustine in Paris. Seven years of contemplative research (in the Holy Land, in La Trappe in France then in Syria) will lead him to Nazareth with the Poor Clares (1897). He divides his time there between manual labor, long hours of worship and meditation on Scripture. There he matured his profound vocation. After leaving Nazareth, he was ordained a priest on June 9, 1901 in the diocese of Viviers in Ardèche before carrying out his ministry in Algeria, where he led a shared life of prayer, study, travel and contact with the Tuareg. language that he learns with passion. He spends long days working on Tuareg poetry and leaves a 4-volume Tuareg dictionary that is still authoritative. He found his stability in a profound relationship with his “Beloved Brother and Lord Jesus”. On 1 December 1916, when the war between France and Germany spread to his hermitage, he was kidnapped and then killed. The life and witness of the one who today is nicknamed the “universal brother” represent a true path of evangelical simplicity and fraternity. He is an example of a life given to following Jesus Christ, with the utmost discretion, and which mysteriously bears fruit: Charles de Foucauld was declared venerable on April 24, 2001 by John Paul II, then blessed on November 13, 2005 by Benedict XVI. In 2016, Charle, a carpenter from Saumur, survived a serious accident without consequences. The Church recognizes a miracle that took place one hundred years after the death of Charles de Foucauld and attributed to the fervent prayer addressed to Blessed Charles de Foucauld. The Vatican’s recognition of this miracle in May 2020 paved the way for his next canonization.The Catholic Church highlights the life given by this ardent missionary priest with the desire to meet his human brothers whom he wished to serve. to the depth of his love. The little brother of all, a man among men, thirsting for fraternity, Charles de Foucauld remains in his apostolate an example to follow that traces a universal path.

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