The first biography of the Tibhirine community doctor, with previously unpublished documents.
Brother Luc lived more than 50 years in Algeria and in Tibhirine. He went there from the monastery on Aiguebelle (Drôme). This biography recounts his… Read more exceptional life: in the French Resistance during WW2; the Algerian war when he was kidnapped by maquisards because he was a doctor; his monastic vocation; his passion for Algeria and the Muslim people. Lastly, his life in the monastery at Tibhirine up to his capture and death. His writings reveal a strong spirituality and total engagement to help the poor and the sick. The monk’s brother sent the authors all his papers and notebooks. This book reproduces many of Brother Luc’s writings and drawings never published before. This is the story of a truly outstanding man, a doctor, a soldier, and a monk One of the best-loved characters in Xavier Beauvois’ film, played by Michael Lonsdale.
Author : ALEXIS GEORGEON
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