Title ... Desert Calling: The Story of Charles de Foucauld
Binding Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
Edition First Edition – Second Printing.
Publisher London: Hollis and Carter, 1950.
Seller ID 006248
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust jacket with price, light wear with small rubs at spine tips. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Map endpages with several photo illustrations.
Blessed Charles Eugène de Foucauld (15 September 1858 – 1 December 1916) was a French Catholic religious and priest living among the Tuareg in the Sahara in Algeria. He was assassinated in 1916 outside the door of the fort he built for the protection of the Tuareg, and is considered by the Catholic Church to be a martyr. His inspiration and writings led to the founding of the Little Brothers of Jesus among other religious congregations. He was beatified on 13 November 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI.
This book examines his life and highlights his travels in Morocco. Palestine and Algeria. His travels in Morocco were some of the first records in the late 19th Century.