Charles Eugène de Foucauld de Pontbriand, was born on September 15, 1858 in Strasbourg and died on December 1, 1916 in Tamanrasset, he was a cavalry officer in the French army who became an explorer and geographer, then a Catholic monk, priest, hermit and linguist .
Charles de Foucauld became an orphan at the age of 6 and was raised by his maternal grandfather, after having joined the special military school of Saint-Cyr, his classification allowed him to choose the cavalry. He therefore joined the cavalry school of Saumur.
On December 1, 2016 (the day of the 100th anniversary of the death of Charles de Foucauld), a young carpenter, Charles survived a professional accident in Saumur, a theological investigation linked the two characters. Indeed the young carpenter survived a fall of 15 m from which he emerged unscathed, despite his abdomen being pierced through and through by a piece of wood from a bench, he escaped without a fracture and without any injury. vital organ. The scene took place during restoration work on the chapel of the Saint-Louis institution, a Catholic high school. The Vatican has commissioned a theological investigation to connect what the Church considers "a miracle". After consulting the medical profession, she established, among other things, that only “exceptional luck” saved Charle, the carpenter.
Charles de Foucauld will therefore be canonized on May 15, 2022 in Rome.
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