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Published on Dec 1, 2012
Light In The Desert : Charles De Foucault Ten minutes of our documentary on Charles Eugene de Foucault de Pontbriand born in September 15th , 1858 in Strasbourg died in 1st December 1916 in the Algerian Sahara. Ordained a priest in Viviers1, he decided to settle in the Algerian Sahara, in Beni-Abbes. It aims to establish a new congregation. He lives with the Berbers and develops a new style of ministry, wanting to preach, not by speech but by his example. To learn more about the Tuareg, he studied for more than twelve years their culture, publishing under a pseudonym the first Tuareg-French dictionary. The work of Charles de Foucauld is a reference to the knowledge of Tuareg culture.
On 1 December 1916, Charles de Foucauld was murdered at the door of his hermitage. It was soon seen as a saint and a true devotion is established. New religious congregations, families and spiritual renewal eremitism inspired writings and life of Charles de Foucauld.