Charles de Foucauld – Saint of the Sahara
This course explores the spiritual writings and biography of this newer saint. His fascinating life took him from rich beginnings to a radical conversion and included many roles along the way including military man, Trappist monk, hermit, priest, geographer, and ethnographer. His travels eventually took him to Tamanrasset in the Sahara where he lived amongst the Tuaregs. He was eventually murdered there. He wrote books, dictionaries, poetry, letters, spiritual notebooks and rules for a new community. He converted no one, had no companion, but after his death his vision flourished into such communities as the Little Brothers of Jesus, centered around the spiritual life at Nazareth, and his concept of becoming a universal brother to all.
Instructor: Mary J. Gennuso, Ph.D.
Saturday, November 18, 2023
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM