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Monday, June 16, 2008

Visiting a Carthusian Monsastery

Below are four parts of a documentary on life in a Carthusian monastery. It's an incredible look into the most austere monastic community, but you have to read fast. Enjoy.

My very good friend Alex just returned from a 30 day discernment with the Carthusians at St. Hugh's Charterhouse. Hearing him tell of his time with the monks gives me an entirely new perspective on their life. Perhaps the most beautiful thing he told me was the response of one monk to his question "what do like best about being a Carthusian" to which the monk replied joyfully "freedom".

Hat tip to Br. Michael Anthony at Immaculate Heart of Mary's Hermitage Video Collection


Candice said...

That was a very beautiful commentary on their lives. Thank you so much for posting it. God Bless you!


Michael said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. I have much interest in the Carthusians. St. Bruno's must be the liberal house in the Order. Some of the practices seem a little out of line with houses elsewhere. Videos for Christmas???