Religion: In the Desert

On the edge of the Sahara Desert, some 400 miles southeast of Algiers, bandits swept down on a truck filled with food one day last week and killed two of the men in the cab. For one of them, this sudden, senseless death in the desert was an end for which he was prepared. Maurice Tourvieille, 25, was a Little Brother of Jesus, and such a manner of dying is neither unexpected nor direly feared among the followers of Pere Foucauld, a martyr who one day may be accounted one of the saints of the 20th century.

Charles-Eugene, Vicumte de Foucauld (TIME,...

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