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May 15, 2022 – Now Saint Charles de Foucauld, canonized by Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City.
It was another great and historic date for our Religious Society. Our Spiritual Father (Art.2. §2&3), Charles Eugène de Foucauld de Pontbriand... Like in the "Prodigal Son...," from playboy, (the wealthy Viscount of Foucauld), to "pray-boy" (poor, priest, hermit, martyr & saint). The first truly universal brother since he explicitly desired to enlarge his heart (see our G.S's preamble rec# 9-13) as the heart of Jesus, to the point of even feeling himself a brother to every human person. He asked for prayers that “I will truly become the brother of all," personifying the prayer of St. Claude de la Colombiere (... Sacred Heart of Jesus): "O God! What else will you have to do to conquer the hardness of our hearts? Lord, you must give us new hearts, tender hearts, sensitive hearts, to replace our hearts that are made of marble and bronze. You must give us your own Heart, Jesus." Yet, Pope Francis crucially reminded us “that only after identifying with the least, did he come at last to be, indeed, the brother of all." Although a Viscount, intellectual, courageous explorer, author, geographer, polyglot, monk, priest, hermit mystic, he preferred to be called just, brother Charles. He deeply understood the essence, the path, and the sign of any authentic Christian life, later magnificently synthesized by Chiara Lubich's holy life and words: "We need to enlarge our heart to the measure of the heart of Jesus. How much work that means! Yet this is the only thing necessary. When this is done, all is done. And since we live in time, we must love our neighbors one by one, one at a time ..."
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