Bl. Charles de Foucauld

As a child, Charles was rather wild and got into his share of trouble. When he was an officer in the French army, he had a profound conversion. He began to practice self-control and make sacrifices to help him focus on God. He became a priest and was given permission to live a life of prayer in the Sahara desert. In 1916 there was an outbreak of violence in the area. In December Charles was killed in the cross fire of two political rivals.

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