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October 6 - Saint Bruno breski1 Educated in Paris and the seminary of Rheims, France, Bruno was ordained a priest c.1055, and began to teach theology; one of his students later became Pope Blessed…More
October 6 - Saint Bruno breski1
Educated in Paris and the seminary of Rheims, France, Bruno was ordained a priest c.1055, and began to teach theology; one of his students later became Pope Blessed Urban II. Father Bruno presided over the cathedral school at Rheims from 1057 to 1075. He criticized the worldliness he saw in his fellow clergy, and opposed Manasses, Archbishop of Rheims, because of his laxity and mismanagement. He served as chancellor of the archdiocese of Rheims.
Following a vision he received of a secluded hermitage where he could spend his life becoming closer to God, he retired to a mountain near Chartreuse in Dauphiny (in modern France) in 1084, and with the help of Saint Hugh of Grenoble, he founded what became the first house of the Carthusian Order. He and his brother Carthusians supported themselves as manuscript copyists. Bruno became an assistant to Pope Urban II in 1090, and supported the pope‘s efforts at reform.
Retiring from public life, Bruno and his companions built a hermitage at Torre, Italy where, 1095, the monastery of Saint Stephen was built. Bruno combined in the religious life the eremetical and the cenobitic, both hermit and monk. His learning and insight are apparent from his scriptural commentaries.
Born
1030 at Cologne, Germany
Died
1101 at Torre, Calabria, Italy of natural causes
buried in the church of Saint Stephen at Torre
Canonized
1623
Patronage
possessed people
Ruthenia
Representation
branch
chalice
cross in hand
death’s head
man holding a book and being illuminated by a ray of light
skull
star
crucifix with leaves and flowers
star on his breast
globe under his feet
chalice with the Sacred Host
man refusing a mitre