Carlo Caretto

At the age of 44, after a prominent career as a Catholic activist, Carlo Caretto was summoned by a voice that said:

"Leave everything, come with me into the desert. I don't want your action any longer, I want your prayer, your love." 

Carlo responded by leaving for North Africa, where he joined the Little Brothers of Jesus and embraced the example of Charles de Foucauld.

His book Letters From The Desert is a gem

As I have rheumatoid arthritis I am unable to sustain and "do" all the things I would like to do for others and this is hard for me to accept sometimes and when I  feel frustrated and discouraged Carlo Caretto's way of being has much to teach me.

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