Meditation on the Carthusian Vocation

Meditation on the Carthusian Vocation BACK TO MONASTERY To become a Carthusian, the desire alone does not suffice. It is not enough to be warmly welcomed into the community and to receive all the elements of a good formation. He alone remains in the Charterhouse who...

Excerpt from Thomas Merton: THE SILENT LIFE 

Excerpt from Thomas Merton: THE SILENT LIFE  BACK TO MONASTERY THE HERMIT LIFE1. The Carthusians Strictly speaking the Carthusians are not and have never been considered a branch of the Benedictine family. St Bruno, the founder of the Grande Chartreuse, spent some...

Carthusians in America: The Foundation

Carthusians in America: The Foundation BACK TO MONASTERY The first actors of the story of how Carthusians came to the United States are three : Fr. Thomas Verner Moore, an American psychiatrist, educator and Benedictine monk, who had strong “founder”...

Early Times: The Sixties

Early Times: The Sixties BACK TO MONASTERY The paragraphs below are transcribed and edited from the “Early Times” section of the Equinox Mountain website, specifically from a page on Joseph George Davidson and his wife Madeleine, the generous donors who...

Testimonies

Testimonies BACK TO MONASTERY The following texts written by friends of the monastery, show how Saint Bruno’s charism & spirituality can also touch and transform God seekers who live amidst the challenges and agitations of today’s world. I consider the...