"Our entire existence, our whole being must shout the Gospel from
the rooftops. Our entire person must breathe Jesus, all our actions.
Our whole life must cry out that we belong to Jesus, reflect a Gospel
way of living. Our whole being must be a living proclamation,
a reflection of Jesus." - Bl Charles de Foucauld
"The goal of every human life should be
the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament."
Bl. Charles de Foucauld
Priest, Martyr ~ 1858-1916
~ Missionary in the Sahara of Algeria France
Inspiration and writings led to the founding
of the Little Brothers of Jesus congregation
Feast Day – December 1
Charles returned to the Faith, after living an immoral life. Regarding his conversion, Charles said, "The moment I realized that God existed, I knew I could not do otherwise than to live for Him alone. …My religious vocation dates from the same moment as my faith: God is so great. There is such a difference between God and everything that is not."
Prayer of Bl Charles de Foucauld ~ both prayed and lived...
Father, I abandon myself into Your hands; do with me what You will. Whatever You do I thank You. I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only Your will be done in me, as in all Your creatures, I ask no more than this, my Lord. Into Your hands I commend my soul; I offer it to You, O Lord, with all the love of my heart, for I love You, my God, and so need to give myself - to surrender myself into Your hands, without reserve and with total confidence, for You are my Father.
Click here: Charles de Foucauld - YouTube (4:40 mins)
Click here: Fr Michael Shields - Follower of Bl Charles de Foucauld in Siberia - YouTube (8:40 mins)
During Advent: invite someone
to spend time with you
before the Blessed Sacrament