This is by far the most informative piece of work to give understanding about the Carthusian way of Life. Go to Chartreuse for updates on this.
|2||ON LOVING GOD
Letter to the Carthusians
|St. Bernard of Clarivaux|
|3||1910 Catholic Encyclopaedia article on the
Though this was written in 1910 it gives a fair representation of the life today. Thanks to Brent Flowers for his work transcribing this and then bringing it to my attention.
|1910 Catholic Encyclopaedia|
Memories of the Carthusians
Reflection on personal experience of the Carthusian life
|ex - novice|
Official homepage of Carthusians
Official homepage of Parkminster monastery
A book dealer where you can find many books on Carthusian Spirituality: They will send you a catalogue.....if you ask. They have all of the Carthusian Novices Conferences , as well as others by Guillerand... Another place is Cistercian publications. (Thanks to Clinton Robert LeFort who sent me this info.)
Amazon book store. Good online book store where you can search for books - sells Carthusian titles
|9||A Carthusian email forum.
A place where Lay Contemplatives, who find the Carthusian
Spirituality a source of strength, care share their
thoughts and feelings. You can subscribe to this
moderated forum by going to Carthusianfirstname.lastname@example.org
At the forum site you will find other information regarding Carthusian Spirituality, e.g. files and links on its own Homepage. : www.laycarthusians.homestead.com The forum is run by Kevin Kane.
|Kevin M. Kane
I have registered a Onelist email forum dedicated to providing a place where lay persons and religious alike can share information about the Carthusians, monasticism and spirituality. (Kevin M. Kane)
Link to the Certosa di Farneta in Italy. It has great photos. (Info thanks to Thomas Devlin)
|11||Pax et Bonum!
I'd like add to my personal Web Page my new web address if possible.
My web address: www.palogm.host.sk (It's dedicated to religious life: Dominicans, Carthusians, Franciscans and classical guitar)
Thanks. Pavol Hucko
|12||Discover or Re-discover, Découvrez ou Re-découvrez :
The site has been updated regularly you will find
- dozen of links to carthusian related websites and webpages (charterhouses, texts,...)
- a bibliographie (Books, CD-Rom, CD,...)
- upcoming events and a lot more...
|This site is in French|
|BOOK TITLE||AUTHOR||PUBLISHING DATA|
|1||Carthusian Spirituality. The writings of Hugh of Balma and Guigo de Ponte||Hugh of Balma, Guigo de Ponte||New York: Paulist Press, 1997.|
|2||Halfway to Heaven
The word 'sublime' has been removed from the cover at the request of the order.
|Robin Bruce Lockhart||isbn #: 0-8149-0922-1 Vanguard Press 1985 and Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd 1999; ISBN: 0232523215|
|3||Listening to the Silence: An Anthology of Carthusian Writings||Robin Bruce Lockhart||Darton, Longman and Todd, 1997|
|4||Au 'desert' de
Chartreuse. La vie solitaire des fils de saint Bruno
This French book contains many photos as the book was put together by a journalist and an accompanying photographer. It was originally published in the 1950s but updated for a later reprinting. An appendix contains location and information about the various charterhouses, including photos of the houses.
|R. Serrou and P. Vals||Still available from Pierre Horay editions of Paris.|
|5||The call of Silent Love||"a Carthusian"||Darton,Longman, and Todd and translated by an Anglican Solitary.|
|6||The Way of Silent Love||"a Carthusian"||Darton,Longman, and Todd and translated by an Anglican Solitary.|
|7||A Carthusian Miscellany||"a Carthusian"||Darton,Longman, and Todd and translated by an Anglican Solitary.|
|8||Hear Our Silence
About his experiences at Parkminster. The author has some sort of prayer group going in the Salisbury area, it was mentioned in an article he wrote in The Tablet in November 1988, described as a 'new prayer movement' but effectively a small house group. Not particularly solitary. (comment given).
|9||St. Bruno: the
Trans. from the French. It is available from Ignatius Press for US$11.95. Not found on Ignatius Press's page, although you can get it through their mail catalogue. It is also listed on the web at www.amazon.com, the massive on-line bookstore. It is a very readable biography of St. Bruno, and a good basic introduction to Carthusian spirituality, emphasizing its roots in scripture. It shows why someone would choose such an austere life: Bruno wasn't out to set up the most ascetic monastery he could; rather, he wanted to be with God as much as humanely possible, and all other things were secondary to this, and at the service of this desire. (Comments given).
|Andre Ravier||Ignatius Press 1995|
|10||The Silent Life||Thomas Merton||1975 Ed.|
|11||The Quest of Solitude||Peter F. Anson||1932|
|12||Life in the
vocations booklet produced and distributed by the Charterhouse of the Transfiguration in Vermont, USA.
|Charterhouse of the Transfiguration||1974|
Includes chapter on St. Bruno.
|E. I. Watkin||1955, reissued by Ignatius Press in 1990's|
|14||They Speak by Silences
Originally published as Silence Cartusien in 1948 in Rome by the Benedictine Nuns of St Priscilla. Unspeakably brilliant, in ten years' and more of reading Catholic spiritual books (and non-Catholic/Buddhist) I am finding them extraordinarily profound and true. Their current publication appears to have been initiated by Parkminster, which first had them published in the UK in 1958. (comment given)
|A Carthusian||(1996), Darton Longman Todd:|
|15||Where Silence is
Originally "Voix Cartusienne", the same origin. Unspeakably brilliant, in ten years' and more of reading Catholic spiritual books (and non-Catholic/Buddhist) I am finding them extraordinarily profound and true. Their current publication appears to have been initiated by Parkminster, which first had them published in the UK in 1958. (comment given)
|(1997), Darton Longman Todd|
|16||The Freedom of Obedience||Carthusian Novice Conferences series DLT 1998).|
|17||The Prayer of Love and Silence||Darton, Longman and Todd|
|18||The Spirit of Place --
Includes colour photographs of interior of St Hugh's Charterhouse, primarily the workshops) a series of homilies interspersed with pictures.
|Darton Longman and Todd Ltd, ISBN 0-232-52295-2|
|19||CD, In the Silence of
This is a CD. Is mostly night office chant with some mass chant, including brief readings.
|Darton Longman & Todd|
Thanks to Peter Kolesar for this information.
|a Carthusian||Darton, Longman & Todd|
|21||The Meditations of
This work was overseen by several Carthusian Priors and historians. It is like the synopsis of Carthusian Spirituality distilled into about 470 small meditations by Guigo I, the first prior, over several years of his life. Thanks to Clinton R. LeFort for this information.
|Gordon Mursell (translator)||Cistercian Publications CS 155|
|22||The White Paradise -
The Life of the Carthusians
It is a brief history of the Carthusians and a description of the Charterhouse of La Valsainte. It contains about 10 black and white photos. The writing style is a bit dated, but it contains one chapter, titled A Carthusian Speaks..., that is a wonderful description of Carthusian spirituality by a Carthusian. The book is quite hard to find, but an interesting read. (comment by Susan Law).
|Peter van der Meer de Walcheren||David Mckay Company 1948 (in Dutch) and 1952 (in English)|
|23||Poor Therefore Rich
A book in the Carthusian Novice Conferences series.
|0232 52316 9, Darton Longman & Todd|
|24||The Hermitage Within
An exquisite volume which would be of great interest to anyone interested in Carthusians/Silence/Trappists.
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