"Our whole lives, no matter how silent or public, must preach the Gospel from the rooftops. All that we are, our every action, our entire life must breathe Jesus" (Charles de Foucauld)
About this Book:
Called "the man who turns religion into love," Charles de Foucauld followed a winding path to this heart's true desire. After early years of wrenching loss, rebelliousness, unbelief in God, reckless adventure, and the unbridled pursuit of pleasure, Charles experienced a profound conversion where he met God's mercy and love. Transformed, he devoted the remainder of his life to seeking "Nazareth," which ultimately meant following Jesus in humility and prayerful solidarity with the Muslim people of Algeria.
In this book, Cathy Wright gives us more than a compelling portrait of the new Blessed. A Little Sister of Jesus, one of the communities of religious women who draw their charism from the life and vision of Charles de Foucauld, Wright also offers keen insight into some of the major themes of his spirituality. Her words reveal how Blessed Charles, who wanted people of all faiths to look upon him as their "universal brother," can serve as a true spiritual guide and witness of communion for people of the twenty-first century.
"Brother Charles fell in love with Jesus and spent his life seeking Jesus' face. He found it among the Muslim people of Algeria and allowed himself to be drawn beyond his preconceptions into a friendship with a people that can only be described as the Communion of Saints. In a world that is so divided and yet longs for the peace that such communion brings, I think that Charles has a word to speak to us today."
-From the Preface
What Are People Saying about this Title?
"In this invaluable guide to [Charles de Foucauld's] life and message, Little Sister Cathy Wright has penetrated the heart of Foucauld's unique vision. More than ever, the world has need of his compassionate spirit." —Robert Ellsberg, editor, Charles de Foucauld: Writings