Life of Saint Bruno: Part VI

Life of Saint Bruno: Part VI BACK TO THE CARTHUSIANS The following excerpted from André Ravier’s (1905-1999) biography of Saint Bruno : Saint Bruno The Carthusian, written in 1981 and translated by Bruno Becker, O.S.B., Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1995. It is...

The Fathers or Cloister Monks

The Fathers or Cloister Monks BACK TO MONASTERY The Fathers or Cloister monks, their vocation and their life ” Rejoice, my dear brothers, over your blessed vocation and the generous gift of divine grace you have received. Rejoice over having escaped the...

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule BACK TO MONASTERY A Normal Day The Carthusian goes to bed very early, between 7:30 and 8:00 in the evening. Four hours later, at 11:30 p.m., he gets up and starts his day. After washing up and praying for a while in the oratory of his hermitage, at 0.15...

The Carthusian Vocation

The Carthusian Vocation BACK TO MONASTERY A Special Call from God All religious life is a response to a call from God. To the young man who comes and asks Him what he should do, the Lord answers : “Come, follow me” (Mt. 19,21). Vocation is the name given...