01 December 2007

Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Ordained a priest at 41, Fr. Foucauld left to live in the Sahara among "the furthest removed, the most abandoned." On December 1, 1916, a group of bandits surrounded his home, bound him, looted the place, and shot him dead. He was beatified in Autumn 2005.

The African Mission at Beni Abbés

The Abbey of Clairval, just north of Dijon, has a shrine in honor of the blessed.