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Una testimonianza dall’Argentina

Voglio ringraziare un amico cartusiafollower, che dall’Argentina ha voluto inviarmi un testo sulla sua esperienza fatta in certosa, è mio piacere …

"IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO WORK ON THE ANCIENT RELIQUARY BUST OF SAINT BRUNO".

Antonio Adduci, a 36-year-old restorer talks about the recognition of the relic kept in the silver bust of St Bruno in the Carthusian monastery of the same name in Calabria on Monday 18 October 2021.…

San Bruno al margen de la historia

Cuando Teresa de Lisieux estaba en su lecho de muerte, le dijo a una de sus hermanas de sangre: “Si los santos volvieran a la Tierra, la mayoría no se reconocería por lo que decimos y lo que …

The Devil's Advocate in Thérèse of Lisieux's Process of Canonisation

Here are the observations (in latin animadversiones) of the Promoter of Faith Msgr. Verde, who was arguing against the canonisation of Thérèse of Lisieux. These objections were presented prior to …

39 vs 46 (a tribute to Saint Jerome)

One of the most surprising facts about the number of books in the Old Testament is that this is not a discussion that was born at the time of the Protestant Reformation, in the 16th century. Much …
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This is excellent, if it is aimed at Protestants, in a hope of getting them to reconsider their erroneous position, or for Catholics to see how an …More
This is excellent, if it is aimed at Protestants, in a hope of getting them to reconsider their erroneous position, or for Catholics to see how an authoritative Ecumenical Council works. You could disagree with any single thing Vatican II says, and still be perfectly Catholic. To disagree with Trent on the number of books in Sacred Scripture (along with a slew of other things, including the exact number of Sacraments) makes one anathema. It is worth noting that the Christian East also accepts these 7 books, along with the parts of Daniel that were omitted by Luther. We recognize that these books have perhaps a lesser provenance than the other 39 when we refer to them as “deuterocanonical.” Certain things have to be accepted from authority. The authority undermines itself if it is not trustworthy.

Catholics and Jews: Can We Bridge the Abyss?

This article appeared in “America”, March 11, 1989. It was written by Susanne Batzdorff, who was born in 1921 and is one of Edith Stein’s nieces. She is a devout Jewish woman who now lives in Santa …

Saint of the day: SAINT STEPHEN OF DIE (Carthusian monk and bishop)

Stephen de Châtillon was born in Lyons (France) into a well known noble family in 1150. We know little about his early life, but at twenty-five he came to try the Carthusian life at the Charterhouse …
Agnus Dei (by a Carthusian monk from Argentina)
One Monday afternoon, in January 2013, we were having the weekly walk. Father Juan told me "this is a good place to take a picture of the monastery". I replied: "yeah, but tomorrow morning the light …More
One Monday afternoon, in January 2013, we were having the weekly walk. Father Juan told me "this is a good place to take a picture of the monastery". I replied: "yeah, but tomorrow morning the light of the sun will help". Next morning I went there and took this picture. When I see it, I can't but think of the holy carthusian monk who suggested me to take it.
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CHARTERHOUSE OF LONDON (house of 16 Carthusian Martyrs) Part II

This photo shows the entrance to Charterhouse, the Carthusian monastery in London, as it now appears. The Charterhouse was built in 1371 and dedicated to Our Lady of the Salutation. However in 1537 …

My Carthusian Experience

Among those of us who admire the Carthusian Order, several of us have had the honor and privilege of having lived for a few days in one of its monasteries. Having made several retreats at “Cartuja …
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A Martyr of Auschwitz

This article appeared in the New York Times Magazine, April 12, 1987, just prior to the Beatification of Edith Stein, Sister Teresia Benedicta a Cruce. The author, Susanne M. Batzdorff, one of Edit…

How photographer Tamino visited the "earth angels": "I was moved, happy, honoured".

What is the world of the Carthusian monks in Pleterje like? Tamino Petelinšek, a photographer who spent almost a month at the monastery last year, tells you about it. Photographs of the Carthusian …
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CHARTERHOUSE OF LONDON (house of 16 Carthusian Martyrs) This is the surviving door way to Cell B, the second of the twenty-five cells built around the Great Cloister by Henry Yevele. Construction…More
CHARTERHOUSE OF LONDON (house of 16 Carthusian Martyrs)
This is the surviving door way to Cell B, the second of the twenty-five cells built around the Great Cloister by Henry Yevele. Construction on Cell B began on May 12, 1371. The carved stone doorway, food port, and original fourteenth century Flemish floor tiles remain today within the original monastic bricks. These parts stand as testament to the centrality of seclusion in the lives of Charterhouse's residents, the important role of wealthy donors in the monastery's expansion, as well as the radical changes wrought upon religious life that came with the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
The cell's inhabitant received their daily meals through the port on the left of the frame to avoid human contact and further their isolation. The stone door frame contains shields in its upper left and right hand corners which displayed the coat of arms of the donor responsible for the funding of the cell's construction. Cell B once displayed …More
The Virgin, Accompanied by Saint Joseph and Saint John the Baptist, Shelters the Carthusian Order Beneath her Robes (Vicente Carducho)
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If any proof is needed the Queen Of Heaven does indeed shelter the Carthusian monks, one need only remember they alone possess the secret of making "…More
If any proof is needed the Queen Of Heaven does indeed shelter the Carthusian monks, one need only remember they alone possess the secret of making "the queen of liqueurs", Chartreuse.
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EN - CARTHUSIAN CALENDAR (aproved by the Holy See in 2020, to be used in all the houses of the Carthusian Order) ES - CALENDARIO CARTUJO (aprobado por la Santa Sede en 2020, para ser usado en todas …More
EN - CARTHUSIAN CALENDAR (aproved by the Holy See in 2020, to be used in all the houses of the Carthusian Order)
ES - CALENDARIO CARTUJO (aprobado por la Santa Sede en 2020, para ser usado en todas las casas de la Orden Cartujana)
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WHAT DOES THE NEW TESTAMENT SAY ABOUT THE VIRGIN MARY?

The various Marys For Catholics, the figure of the Virgin Mary occupies a place of relevant importance, both in our faith and in our devotion. Sometimes we may think that the whole Bible favors and …

Praying in Front of the Mirror

Let Us make man in Our image. (Genesis 1:26) I used to pray in front of a Greek Icon of Jesus I had on my desk. One day, realising that that image took my imagination to the Byzantine Ancient world,…
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"Let us make man in our image" is likely not referring to the outward look of men, as God is invisible but rather to men's rational soul. Looking at …More
"Let us make man in our image" is likely not referring to the outward look of men, as God is invisible but rather to men's rational soul. Looking at an Icon is not idolatry as it reflects God's Glory which our image doesn't necessarily because of sin.
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SCRIPTURAE SACRAE AFFECTUS - Apolostolic Letter of Pope Francis (Audio and Caption) Scripturae sacrae affectus (in English: "Devotion to sacred Scripture") is an apostolic letter from Pope Francis …More
SCRIPTURAE SACRAE AFFECTUS - Apolostolic Letter of Pope Francis (Audio and Caption)
Scripturae sacrae affectus (in English: "Devotion to sacred Scripture") is an apostolic letter from Pope Francis published on 30 September 2020 to celebrate the 16th centenary of the death of Jerome. vatican.va/…cripturae-sacrae-affectus.html
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Thérèse of Lisieux and the Bible

Although the memory of Thérèse of Lisieux is celebrated on October 1st, it is important to know that this was not the day of her death. Thérèse died on September 30th 1897, but when a day to celebrat…