The Consuetudines of Guigo I

Translation in English from the Latin, Click below. The Consuetudine of Guigo I, 5th Prior of the Carthusian Order Guigues du Chastel Fifth prior of the Grande Chartreuse, legislator of the Carthusian Order and ascetical writer, born at Saint-Romain in Dauphiné in 1083; died 27 July, 1137. He became a monk of the Grande Chartreuse … Continue reading The Consuetudines of Guigo I

Sia Lodato Gesù Cristo – Sempre Sia Lodato

Sia Lodato Gesù Cristo - Sempre Sia Lodato Dal sorgere del sole al suo tramonto sia lodato il nome del Signore Deus Tecum cari fratelli e sorelle, Con questa acclamazione di fede, fino agli anni Cinquanta del secolo scorso, i cristiani erano esortati a salutare il sacerdote lungo la strada. Non si tratta di un’acclamazione … Continue reading Sia Lodato Gesù Cristo – Sempre Sia Lodato

Rinnovare la nostra vita in questa quaresima

NB: In questa occasione ho dovuto user una Bibbia Calvinista, ero sul treno quando mi e venuto in mente questo blog, chiedendo per una bibbia sul treno in Inghilterra non e una cosa facile, solo un Calvinista (Protestante) ha potato prestarmi una Bibbia. Grazie al Signor Hamish MacUspaig oriundo da Balivanich Benbecula Scozzia.  La versione di Bibbia … Continue reading Rinnovare la nostra vita in questa quaresima

Jesus The Word of God made Flesh: Envelop and Mirror the Word.

Over the next few days we will encounter the Word of God in many ways, I would like you to hear the voice of the Word, to encounter its face, to be at ease with the Word and to proceed forward with that Word in your heart.  One of the abhorrent aspects of our modern … Continue reading Jesus The Word of God made Flesh: Envelop and Mirror the Word.


Taken from the study notes prepared for the Novices by the Ven. Fr. Dom Ugo Ginex ESB in March 1989 and edited by Brother Pablo di San Martin. God be Praised. Christian monasticism began in the Egyptian deserts. In Lower Egypt a semi - eremitical monasticism flourished while Upper Egypt saw the growth of a more cenobitic form under the leadership of Pachomius. It is my experience that the literature that witnesses to these forms of monastic life deserves our attention today. In this paper I hope to share something I have tasted or glimpsed. It is not the product of a thorough and organised study; I am in no way an expert. But I do believe that their tradition is ours, and to meet them is to know ourselves better.