Chartreuse is probably best known for its Carthusian order
of monks and their locally brewed green spirit.
Chapter 10 "Portraying Cathusian Values" explores de Matteis's relationship with the Carthusian order
in Naples for which he executed numerous works including those in the Certosa di San Martino.
A recipient of the 2011 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies, Demetrio Yocum presents Petrarch's writings, including personal correspondence and journal entries, to argue for Petrarch's intimate relationship with the Carthusian order
, and to make a case for Carthusianism's intellectual and spiritual influence on Petrarch's humanism, and how this humanism in turn shaped the Renaissance.
62) Although Carmelite and Benedictine monasteries of women did join the Carthusian order
, of interest for my study is their provenance from Poitiers and the Rule of Cesarius of Arles.
St Hugh's is home to a Carthusian order
of monks who are a small community of hermits living in solitude and silence, permitted to talk only once a week during their four hour walk in the local countryside.
The note of ownership reads: 'Iste liber est dom(us) s(an)cte trinitatis ordi(ni)s cartusien(sis) p(ro)pe Divionem' [This book belongs to the house of St Trinity of the Carthusian order
The other great foundation of the later medieval period was the Carthusian order
, whose history often interweaves with that of the Birgittines in England, especially the Charterhouse of Sheen, which, like Syon, was founded by Henry V on the banks of the river Thames--the two houses stood opposite and were, as Shakespeare puts it, "two chantries where the sad and solemn priests / Sing still for Richard's soul" (Henry V.
The book provides much helpful information on the Carthusian order
culled from a variety of sources, materials on virtue and vice trees (in a discussion of the Desert of Religion, the central text of the manuscript), very interesting information on the cult and liturgical rites surrounding the Holy Name and its ties with Carthusian practice (for example, lead strips with the name of Jesus were given to pilgrims who visited the English Charterhouse of Mountgrace).
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.
In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Groning wrote to the Carthusian order
for permission to make a documentary about them.