Charles De Foucauld
- Category : 1858-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/3 - Role Model / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Informing 2
French adventurer who gained fame with his expeditions in Morocco. As a youth, he had been known as a wastrel, dissolute, greedy and lazy. He became cavalry officer in the French Army, then an explorer and geographer, and finally a Catholic priest, hermit who lived among the Tuareg in the Sahara in Algeria. He was shot to death by tribesmen on 1 December 1916 and is considered by the Church to be a martyr. His inspiration and writings led to the founding of the Little Brothers of Jesus among other religious congregations. De Foucauld was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on 13 November 2005. On 27 May 2020, Pope Francis cleared the way for his canonization at a future date.