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Anthelm of Belley

Anthelm of Belley

26 June is the Feast of Anthelm of Belley. He was born near Chambéry in 1107. He would later receive an ecclesiastical benefice in the area of Belley. When he was thirty years old, he resigned from this position to become a Carthusian monk at Portes. Only two years...
The Still Point in a Turning World

The Still Point in a Turning World

A friend put the image of the Peterborough crucifix on his facebook page with the words, “Peterborough Cathedral: The Cross stands as the world turns.” Those words translate what is on the bottom of this crucifix by Frank Roper (1974). What intrigued me...
Saint Hugh of Lincoln

Saint Hugh of Lincoln

Anybody who has been following this website for some time knows my interest (read obsession) with Carthusians, and how we might learn from them, and live some of what they focus on – but outside cloister walls. Hugh of Lincoln (1135/40 – 16 November 1200), a...
Rosary

Rosary

October 7 was the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and October is, traditionally, the month of the Rosary. The 150 recitations of the Hail Mary was, obviously, connected to the monastic praying of the 150 psalms (especially for those without books or who could not...
Saint Bruno of Cologne

Saint Bruno of Cologne

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. God,...