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Friday, November 13, 2015

I strived to imitate the Virgin Mary



* November 13 – Our Lady of Nanteuil (France) - Beatification of Charles de Foucauld (d.1910) * I strived to imitate the Virgin Mary  ----- A Moment with Mary --

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November 13 – Our Lady of Nanteuil (France) - Beatification of Charles de Foucauld (d.1910)

I strived to imitate the Virgin Mary



About five and a half years ago, I told you... that I was striving to imitate the Blessed Virgin in the mystery of the Visitation, by silently carrying, like her, Jesus and the evangelical virtues, not to Saint Elizabeth’s home, but among the infidels, to sanctify those unfortunate children of God by the presence of the Holy Eucharist and by the example of living a life of Christian virtue...

Seven years ago this spring I wrote to you from Akbes about what I intended to do: imitate the Virgin Mary in the mystery of the Visitation, that is to say, to sanctify the infidels in mission countries by carrying Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament among them in silence, without preaching, and practicing the evangelical virtues.

Blessed Charles de Foucauld (d.1916), Hermit in the Sahara, Martyr
Excerpts from his letters to his spiritual director, Father Huvelin