Ignatius Press Podcast

Getting to know Charles de Foucauld: The hidden life of a soon-to-be saint

April 28, 2022

When Charles de Foucauld was killed by bandits in the Sahara Desert in 1916, the French aristocrat-turned-monk was virtually unknown. Over the course of a century, however, the radiance of Foucauld's hidden life has spread, and the Church will officially recognize him as a saint when Pope Francis canonizes him on May 15, 2022.


In this episode, David Pinault, professor emeritus of religious studies at Santa Clara University, joins us to discuss the life and legacy of Charles de Foucauld. Pinault wrote the foreword to Ignatius Press’ new edition of Foucauld’s definitive biography, “Charles de Foucauld” by Jean-Jacques Antier (https://bit.ly/3Ks6SQN).

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