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...

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...

EXCERPT: THE SILENT LIFE BY THOMAS MERTON

EXCERPT: THE SILENT LIFE BY THOMAS MERTON BACK TO SPIRITUALITY Thomas Merton: THE SILENT LIFE (1957) 
III – THE HERMIT LIFE Strictly speaking the Carthusians are not and have never been considered a branch of the Benedictine family. St Bruno, the founder of the...