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Testament of Christian de Chergé

Prior to the capture of the monks, Dom Christian, the superior, wrote a testament to be opened and read if he died by violence. The text was opened on the feast of Pentecost, 26 May, shortly after the monks were killed.

 

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If it should happen one day - and it could be today - that I become a victim of the terrorism which now seems ready to engulf all the foreigners living in Algeria, I would like my community, my Church and my family to remember that my life was GIVEN to God and to this country...

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