Born from the Gaze of God
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Christophe Lebreton, OCSO, (1950 - 1996), was the youngest of the seven Trappist monks assassinated in Algeria by terrorists in 1996. Their story has been dramatized in the film "Of Gods and Men." Christophe abandoned his law studies to become a monk in France in 1974. Aspirations to radical poverty led him to the simplicity of the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, to which he transferred in 1987. There, along with his brothers, he cultivated a presence of peace and mutual understanding in a climate of extreme political upheaval.

Lebreton began writing poetry and keeping an ardent prayer journal four monthsbefore the terrorists' first visit to the monastery, and the journal ends just seven days prior to the monks' kidnapping. The rural Algerian setting, at a particularly tragic juncture in the country's history, transfigured the soul of the man and the monk, a process that may be glimpsed in the diary entries.

Translated by Mette Louise Nygard and Edith Scholl, OCSO
Includes illustrations and photos

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Cistercian Publications Inc
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 0879070374
ISBN-13: 9780879070373
Series: Monastic Wisdom

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Author Bio

Sister Edith Scholl studied piano and composition at the University of Michigan, where she earned a bachelor of music degree. She entered Mount Saint Mary's Abbey in 1956. She is currently the prioress, teaches liturgy and Christian spirituality, and has written music for her community's liturgy. She has contributed articles to Hidden Springs and Peaceweavers, and an anthology of early Cistercian texts, In the School of Love (all published by Cistercian Publications).

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