The following items are linked to websites that provide information about the Trappist monks who were abducted from their monastery in Algeria on March 26, 1996, and executed three months later, their prior, Dom Christian de Chergé, and the film Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men).

"Les Moines de Tibhirine." Website of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance (the Trappists) with subsections devoted to  HISTOIRE, LES 7 FRÈRES, DOCUMENTS, OUVERTURES, and N.D. DE L'ATLAS AU MAROC

TESTAMENT of Dom Christian de Chergé

"Interreligious Dialogue at Tibhirine: Completing the Story of "Des hommes et des dieux" by Ivo Dujardin OCSO. Brother Ivo's article appeared in the first issue of Dilatato Corde on this website.

"Des hommes et des dieux" Un film Un Message by Ivo Dujardin OCSO. This second article by Brother Ivo appeared in Vol III, No. 1 of Dilatato Corde. In it he proposes that the response to the film has been so positive because people today are especially receptive to the authentic witness of life. The life of the monastic community of Tibhirine was a life of “dialogue” with their Muslim neighbors. The powerful witness of an authentic “dialogical” life is the message the producer wished to convey. This same message had already been emphasized—prophetically—by Pope Paul VI in his exhortation Evangelii Nuntiandi and was specifically related to this film by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. A conference of Dom Christian to the General Chapter of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists)
"The Spiritual and Theological Itinerary in the Writings of Christian de Chergé" by Christian Salenson.

"The death of the monks of Tibhirine: facts, questions, and hypotheses" by Armand Veilleux (written in 2002). Dom Armand Veilleux OCSO, now Abbot of Scourmont in Belgium, was assistant to the Abbot General of the Trappists when the monks of Tibhirine were abducted and executed.

A clip from the film Des hommes et des dieux, with English subtitles.

Video: Monks and Muslims: Finding Faith in Algeria

Anna Pozzi, "The Blessed of Algeria"

Book Review: Dialogue of the Heart

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