Bruno the Carthusian, Saint

Bruno the Carthusian, Saint

▪ German priest
also called  Saint Bruno Of Cologne  
born c. 1030, Cologne
died Oct. 6, 1101, La Torre monastery, Calabria; canonized 1514; feast day October 6

      founder of the Carthusian order who was noted for his learning and for his sanctity.

      Ordained at Cologne, in 1057 Bruno was called to Reims, Fr., by Archbishop Gervase to become head of the cathedral school and overseer of the schools of the diocese. Among his pupils was Eudes de Châtillon, later Pope Urban II. Bruno was made chancellor of the church of Reims in 1075. Having protested against the misdoings of the new archbishop Manasses de Gournai, he was deprived of all his offices and fled to safety (1076). On the deposition of the Archbishop (1080), Bruno was presented to the pope by the ecclesiastical authorities for the see, but he refused, for he had already determined to forsake the world. With six companions, he was led to a place called Chartreuse in the mountains near Grenoble, Fr., by St. Hugh of Châteauneuf, bishop of Grenoble. There the seven retired, building a monastery and founding the Carthusian order (1084). Bruno did not write a rule for the order, but the customs he established, modifying the Benedictine Rule, became the basis for the new foundations. After six years Pope Urban II called Bruno to Rome and offered him the archbishopric of Reggio, Italy, which he refused. He then retired to Calabria where he established his second colony of hermits at La Torre.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bruno of Cologne,Saint — Bruno of Co·logne (kə lōnʹ), Saint. 1030? 1101. German monk who established a monastery at Chartreuse in southern France (1084) and founded the Carthusian order. * * * …   Universalium

  • The Carthusian Order —     The Carthusian Order     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Carthusian Order     The name is derived from the French chartreuse through the Latin cartusia, of which the English charterhouse is a corruption. For the foundation of the order see the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Carthusian — Order Abbreviation O.Cart., Carthusians Motto Stat crux dum volvitur orbis …   Wikipedia

  • Carthusian Martyrs — The Carthusian Martyrs were a group of monks of the London Charterhouse, the monastery of the Carthusian Order in central London, who were put to death by the English state from June 19, 1535 to September 20, 1537. The method of execution was… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Hugh of Lincoln —     St. Hugh of Lincoln     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Hugh of Lincoln     Born about the year 1135 at the castle of Avalon, near Pontcharra, in Burgundy; died at London, 16 Nov., 1200. His father, William, Lord of Avalon, was sprung from one… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Benedictine Order —     The Benedictine Order     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Benedictine Order     The Benedictine Order comprises monks living under the Rule of St. Benedict, and commonly known as black monks . The order will be considered in this article under… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Bruno — Bruno1 [bro͞o′nō] n. [OHG < brun,BROWN] a masculine name Bruno2 [bro͞o′nō] 1. Saint (1030? 1101); Ger. monk: founder of the Carthusian order: his day is Oct. 6: also Saint Bruno of Cologne 2. Giordano [jō̂r dä′nō̂] 1548 1600; It. philosopher …   English World dictionary

  • Bruno of Cologne — Infobox Saint name=Saint Bruno of Cologne birth date=c. 1030 death date=October 6, 1101 feast day=October 6 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church imagesize=250px caption= Saint Bruno of Cologne, by José de Ribera birth place=Archbishopric of Cologne …   Wikipedia

  • Bruno — (1032–1101)    Saint and Order Founder.    Bruno was educated in Cologne and Rheims where he became Master of the Cathedral School in c. 1057. The future Pope Urban II was among his pupils. He was appointed Chancellor of the diocese of Rheims,… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Bruno — noun 1. German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002 1054) • Syn: ↑Leo IX, ↑Bruno of Toul • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pope, ↑Catholic Pope, ↑Roman Catholic Pope, ↑pontiff, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”