Carthusian


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Carthusian

RC Church
a. a member of an austere monastic order founded by Saint Bruno in 1084 near Grenoble, France
b. (as modifier): a Carthusian monastery
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The industrious Carthusians of Grande Chartreuse, like their beer-brewing Trappist brethren and countless other religious communities, might be considered the original conscious capitalists.
They look ancient, as if they could belong to Carthusian friars but in fact they are far more recent.
Even though most of us are anchored to a work-a-day existence with a familiar, obligatory, and frequently all-controlling schedule, it is still not easy to grasp the restraint of the Carthusian ritual of Night Office, nearly as striking as the habits of silence and isolation.
This is one of the main strengths of this book, as it speaks consistently to discourses and debates within Carthusian, monastic, Christian, Catholic, medieval, early modern, Enlightenment, Baroque, and other contexts.
In Olivier Cullin's chapter on notations in Carthusian liturgical books, he shows, by means of excellent illustrations, that there is notational unity amongst Carthusian manuscripts, namely a trend towards 'a heavier and more vertical quadratic writing'.
Mitchell, among others, to elucidate the texts, or "imagetexts" (a term coined by Mitchell to describe film and photographic essays), in the Carthusian Miscellany.
It is disturbing in terms of what it reveals about the monastic life, about the Carthusian order, and about the particular community located at Parkminster in England in the 1960s.
At the end of "Into Great Silence," a one-of-a-kind documentary tracing the life of a community of Carthusian monks over the course of a year, director Philip Groning wryly but lovingly notes that he first approached the order about filming them many years ago.
Vincent Gillespie returns to the original audience for the Mirror, written by a Carthusian scribe, and makes a case for a reassessment of the view that Carthusians actively circulated texts among the laity.
INTO GREAT SILENCE (U, 164 mins) is an epic documentary which delves into the largely silent, reclusive world of Carthusian monks in a French monastery.
Describing "Mademoiselle Acarie and her circle," the author explores the likelihood that Acarie drew on a variety of medieval sources to formulate a Christocentric vision of a contemplative life outside the cloister and did not merely follow in the footsteps of influential contemporary clerics such as Benoit de Canfield or the Carthusian Richard Beaucousin.
With almost no dialogue, Silence reveals the life of monks in the Grande Chartreuse monastery hidden in the French Alps, where they have kept their Carthusian monastic rule since 1084 when they were founded by St.