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Jean-Pierre Schumacher is the last surviving member of a monastic community whose members were kidnapped and killed in Algeria in 1996. Today he lives alone, devoted to prayer and unconditional love. Journalist Freddy Derwahl was struck by his faith and life. This powerful book includes illuminating interviews with Jean-Pierre about the witness of his brother monks, including Christian de Chergí, his former prior, a man made famous by the film Of Gods and Men.
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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The Last Monk of Tibhirine is the story of the Cistercian monk Jean-Pierre Schumacher, the last surviving member of a monastic community kidnapped and killed in Algeria. On the night of March 26, 1996, seven monks from the monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine were kidnapped. Only two members of the community, Brother Jean-Pierre and Brother Amedee (since deceased) had the chance to escape. They did; and today Brother Jean-Pierre lives alone devoted to prayer and unconditional love and welcome.