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Bl. Charles de Foucauld, c. 1907 – Exclusive Photo Restoration – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality – Catholic Gift

Bl. Charles de Foucauld, c. 1907 – Exclusive Photo Restoration – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality – Catholic Gift

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Bl. Charles de Foucauld, c. 1907

Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916) has fascinated us for a long time. He was from a rich French family and had been a cavalry officer and famous explorer. He lived an indulgent, dissipated lifestyle but returned to the Faith in 1886 and soon after became a Trappist.

In 1901 he went to live as a hermit in the middle of the Sahara Desert. There he faced years of mortifications, sleeping on rocks, living in utter poverty. Even by the standards of the local Tuareg people-for whom he translated the Gospel into their language-it was a severe life. He did it because he believed God had called him to do it. He thought he would gain brothers to make a monastery and gain converts among the Muslims. He was in the desert, with his Order's approval, for 15 years. His total number of monks joining him in the hermitage: Zero. His total number of converts: Zero

Most of us look for God's confirming signs, and the fruitlessness of the mission might have lead us to believe we had erred in discerning God's will. Personally, we probably would have given up after a few years, unless God told us face to face to stay. Yet Blessed Charles stayed there for years. I had an aunt who often said, "God has a plan for my life, even if I can't always see it."

Charles de Foucauld was martyred in his hermitage. He had faithfully lived as he believed God wanted him to. Faithful and obedient. Trusting in the God. That's why he's on his way to being declared a Saint. He is a beacon for all of us who wish to live our lives for God. By some firsthand accounts, he was 'luminous,' 'peaceful,' and 'pure.' Numerous religious orders have since been founded based on his life. The fruits of his life's work didn't start happening until after he died. The things we do in life are like pebbles dropped in a pond; we don't know where the ripples will go. (

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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