Today, the Church celebrates one of my favorite saints; St. Bruno the Carthusian. The writings of his order have nourished my spirituality since the early 90’s and helped me find silence and solitude amidst a clamorous and bustling world. Most importantly, the Carthusians have taught me how to enter into the divine love affair through Sacred Scripture and what it is supposed to look like.
At this specific time in our history, I believe the Carthusians’ motto is particularly relevant:
Stat Crux Dum Volvitur Orbis
The Cross remains firm as the earth turns.
There is much consternation and upheaval in the Church in our time but the Cross and the Gospel, like Our Lord, never change (Heb 13:8). This is especially important to remember during the present Synod on the Family.
Since so few know anything about the Carthusians, I have provided you with ten facts about this saint and his order to hopefully whet your appetite to learn more. Enjoy!«Continue Reading»