Tag: catholic

  • Hermitage of Charles Foucauld

    High up on the Assekren, near the town of Tamanrasset in Algeria, is a structure that not only pays tribute to a great man, but continues his work today. It is a monument to the teachings and selflessness of Charles Eugene de Foucauld, who sacrificed his life for his religion, and the Tuareg tribe he reached out to. The Little Brothers of Jesus, who now work from the Hermitage of Charles de ...

  • Notre Dame d'Afrique

    Located on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Algiers in Algeria's capital city, the Notre Dame d'Afrique is a 19th century Roman Catholic Church. As the basilica of Algiers, the Notre Dame d’Afrique (Our Lady of Africa) was designed by Jean Eugene Fromageau, the chief architect for ecclesiastical buildings during French colonial rule. It took fourteen years to complete the basilica and it was ...