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Charles de Foucauld: Universal Brother: Home

A Gumberg Library research guide

"Our hearts, like that of the Church, like that of Jesus, must embrace all humanity."

Charles de Foucauld


This research guide will connect you to many different types of resources on Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916), a cavalry officer turned explorer and linguist, who became a monk and priest, who lived a hermit's life in the Algerian desert, and who was martyred for his faith. He is known around the world by the title "Universal Brother" and continues to this day to be an important influence in Muslim-Christian religious dialogue. He will be canonized on May 15, 2022 by Pope Francis.



A lecture by Dr. Bonnie Thurston at Duquesne University, March 31, 2022


Universal Brother: The Life and Legacy of Charles de Foucauld (Festival of Friendship, 2020)


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