Bruno of Cologne (Cologne c. 1030 – Serra San Bruno 6 October 1101) was the founder of the Carthusian Order, personally founded the order’s first two communities. He was a celebrated teacher at Reims, and a close advisor of his former pupil, Pope Urban II.
you called Bruno to serve you
in a life of solitude,
inspired by his example,
may our hearts be fixed on you
amidst the swift and varied changes of the world,
through Jesus, the Christ,
who is alive with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
image of Carthusians in choir – source