Charles of the Desert

by William Kelley Woolfitt;

Charles of the Desert
Publication date: 2016-02-01
Number of pages: 112
ISBN: 9781612617640
I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
— Charles de Foucauld (1858–1916)

Charles de Foucauld, desert hermit and writer of The Prayer of Abandonment, was torn between his ambition to do great things and his desire for the hidden life. His story, told here in verse, accompanies him through North Africa and the Middle East as he becomes a cavalry officer, geographer, pilgrim, Trappist monk, priest, abolitionist, translator, fort-builder, and martyr.
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