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

Monastic Life and Life’s Vocation

“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name. And do not forget to do good, and to impart; for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained”. - Heb 13:15-16 It should not surprise us why so many religious … Continue reading Monastic Life and Life’s Vocation

Carthusian Spirituality

Carthusian Spirituality To the praise of the glory of God, Christ, the Father’s Word, has through the Holy Spirit, from the beginning chosen certain men, whom he willed to lead into solitude and unite to himself in intimate love. (Prologue of the statutes of the Carthusian Order.) THE AIM : CONTEMPLATION Union with God in … Continue reading Carthusian Spirituality