Posts Tagged ‘Charles de Foucauld’

Devasahayam, the martyr who preached the equality of Dalits, to be saint

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Pope Francis will canonise seven new saints in Rome next 15 May. One of them will be Lazarus Devasahayam, the first Indian layperson to be so recognised by the Catholic Church. The Vatican announced the date yesterday after the green light for the canonization was given on 3 May during the ordinary public consistory. Charles Read more

Charles de Foucauld — martyr without an executioner

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Charles de Foucauld is the figure who teaches Catholics about the true nature of Christian martyrdom, too often distorted into a “persecutionism” ideology. Brother Michael Davide Semeraro, a Benedictine monk and spiritual teacher, looks at the experience of the “Little Brother” and his legacy, from an original perspective, 100 years on from his death. As Read more