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St Bruno and the Carthusians

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I am convinced that ancient, timeworn disciplines and wisdom – especially from our Christian roots in the desert, refined in the monastic laboratory – can enable and enrich our contemporary Christian lives. 6 October is the commemoration of St Bruno, founder of the Carthusians – one of the orders of monks and nuns that profoundly inspires me.

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.

The Wikipedia version of the life of Bruno

Some of my reflections on Carthusian life
Some of my photos of Carthusian life

Posts on this site about Bruno
Posts on this site about the Carthusians

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2 thoughts on “St Bruno and the Carthusians”

    1. You are correct, Jacques. The photo is of Aiguebelle Abbey, a Cistercian Abbey with about 24 monks. The photo is by Bruno Rotival – I write about him here. So that there is no confusion, I have changed the photo. Blessings.

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