Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Charles de Foucauld, also known as Brother Charles of Jesus, was a soldier, explorer, Catholic revert, priest, hermit, and religious brother, who served among the Tuareg people in the Sahara desert in Algeria. He was assassinated by a band of men at his hermitage in the Sahara on Dec. 1, 1916. Pope Benedict XVI declared him a blessed in 2005 and Pope Francis will canonize him on May 15, 2022.

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Pope Francis to future Vatican diplomats: See St Charles de Foucauld as model

Jun 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Charles de Foucauld Spiritual Family Association in the study of the Paul VI Hall, May 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: St. Charles de Foucauld’s spirituality helped me through a crisis

May 18, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope canonized the French explorer on May 15. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Pope Francis canonizes 10 new saints of the Catholic Church

May 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019. Read more

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Charles de Foucauld: The miracle that paved the way for his canonization

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It began with a 50-foot fall inside a French chapel. Read more

Titus Brandsma and Charles de Foucauld.

WWII martyr Titus Brandsma to be canonized with Charles de Foucauld

Mar 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Two religious women will also be declared saints on May 15. Read more

A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019.

3 Rome events to look forward to in 2022

Jan 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Despite the pandemic, the Eternal City is preparing to host several joyful events. Read more

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Who was Charles de Foucauld?

Nov 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican on Tuesday announced that the canonization of Bl. Charles de Foucauld and six others will take place in... Read more

A statue of Charles de Foucauld in front of the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune in Strasbourg, France.

Charles de Foucauld and 6 others to be canonized May 15

Nov 9, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The canonization was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France.

When will Bl. Charles de Foucauld be canonized?

Oct 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Only the date is missing,’ his postulator told CNA. Read more

The last photograph of Charles de Foucauld, in Tamanrasset, Algeria.

Pope Francis to hold consistory in last step before canonization of Bl. Charles de Foucauld

Apr 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Ordinary Public Consistory is the last step before the canonizations of seven men and women, including French missionary Bl.... Read more