Publications of the charterhouse of the Transfiguration

A Series of booklets is available from the monastery. It is decribed below. Some are viewable and downloadable in PDF format.

To obtain print copies of these booklets, please write or call our Skyline Drive Gift shop (Please not the monastery):

The Equinox Mountain Skyline Gift shop
and Catholic book store:

Mt. Equinox Skyline Drive
1A Saint Bruno Drive
Arlington, Vermont 05250 USA

Phone and Fax: (802) 362-1114

 

Two letters and
              the Profession of Faith   This 12-page booklet contains:

- St Bruno's letter to his friend Raoul, written from the Hermitage of the Tower in Calabria, between 1096 and 1101;

- To His Carthusian Sons, A Letter to the monks of the Grande Chartreuse, France written from Calabria around 1099;

- St. Bruno's Profession of Faith, made a week before his death October 6th. 1101.

 
Carthusian
              Life and Its Inner Spirit    
This 12-page booklet contains the reflections of a former retreatant (around 1950) on:
  • The nature of Carthusian life;
  • Carthusian Solitude;
  • The penitential life;
  • The apostolate of prayer;
  • The life of the soul with God.
 
Silence &
              Solitude    
This 12-page booklet contains two essays published on the occasion of the 900th anniversary of St. Bruno's death:

- Carthusians mark 900th Anniversary of Founder's Dies Natalis, by Cori Fugere Urban;

- Silence and Solitude. Unchanged in 900 years, the austere beauty of the Carthusian way of life...,by Philip F. Lawler.

 
Architecture of
              Contemplation    
This 12-page booklet contains:

Architecture of Contemplation: the charterhouse of the Transfiguration, by Robert H Mutrux, as published in: Great New England Churches, The Globe Pequot Press, 1982. (many black & white pictures)

 
Pope Pius
              XI's Letter Umbratilem    

This is the Apostolic constitution UMBRATILEM of our most Holy Father Pope Pius XI approving the statutes of the Carthusian Order, on July 8th 1924.

This booklet exists in PDF format, and you can open it or download it here (788K).

 
Guigo's Letter
              on Solitary Life    

THE SOLITARY LIFE A Letter of Guigo, 5th Prior of the Grande Chartreuse. Written about 1135, in the last days of his priorate, to an unknown friend. Introduced and translated from the Latin by Thomas Merton

This booklet exists in PDF format, and you can open it or download it here (840K).

 
Pope John-Paul
              II Letter    

CAPTIVATED BY HIM WHO IS ONLY LOVE. Message of Pope John Paul II for the Ninth Centenary of Saint Bruno’s death to Reverend Father Marcellin Theeuwes Prior of Chartreuse, Superior General of the Carthusian Order and to all members of the Carthusian family, on May 14. 2001.

This booklet exists in PDF format, and you can open it or download it here (1417K).

 
Carthusian Saints    

CARTHUSIAN SAINTS BY A CARTHUSIAN MONK 2006

This booklet exists in PDF format, and you can open it or download it here (7505K)

 
Silent
              Summer    

THE SILENT SUMMER OF 1944
Carthusian monks in Italy opened their doors, saving many from death camps; their reward: martyrdom.

This booklet exists in PDF format, and you can open it or download it here (1809K).

 
Carthusian
              Nuns    

CARTHUSIAN NUNS In the name of all we remain in the presence of the living God.

This booklet exists in PDF format, and you can download it here (5194K).

 


Funeral Titles    

SAINT BRUNO AS SEEN BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES: A Selection of Contributions to the Funeral Parchment, translated by a Carthusian monk.

This booklet exists in PDF format, and you can download it here (4,420 MB).

 


Two
              Historical Essays    

THE CHARTERHOUSE OF THE TRANSFIGURATION: Two Historical Essays: Professor Kent Emery, Jr. and Analecta Cartusiana. With a Picture Story.

This PDF format for this booklet is too big to be offered online. To read the booklet please order a print copy from the giftshop.

 


The Carthusian Life  

The Carthusian Life

A 30-page color printed booklet entitled The Carthusian Life is available for retreatants. With forewords by the bishop of Burlington and the Superior General of the Carthusian Order, it describes succinctly all aspects of the Carthusian way of life, its spirituality, and the vocation. It contains 27 photographs of various areas of and around the monastery.

Download The Carthusian Life in PDF format (Complete)
Download Part I
Download Part II
Download Part III
Download Part IV

(You will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader to open them)

Other titles in the Carthusian booklets Series:

  • CBS12: The Silent Life of the Carthusians: A Modern Version of the Classic text by Thomas Merton
  • CBS13: The Charterhouse of the Transfiguration: Two Historical Essays: Professor Kent Eemery, Jr. and Analecta Cartusiana. With a picture History.
  • CBS14: Bruno, Pilgrim of the Absolute: Carthusians Reflect on Their Father and Their Life: 1. La Grande Chartreuse and Serra San Brunno.
  • CBS15: Bruno, Pilgrim of the Absolute:Carthusians Reflect on Their Father and Their Life: 2.The Charterhouse of the Transfiguration.
  • CBS16: Bruno, Pilgrim of the Absolute:Carthusians Reflect on Their Father and Their Life: 3. The Houses of the Nuns: Nonenque, Benifaça, and Notre-Dame.
  • CBS17: Bruno, Pilgrim of the Absolute:Carthusians Reflect on Their Father and Their Life: 4. The Houses of the Nuns: Trinità, Vedana, and The Annonciation.
  • CBS18: God Alone is the Source of True Peace. Pope John Paul II's Visit to the town and Charterhouse of od Serra San Bruno, Calabria, Italy, October 5. 1984
  • CBS19: The Beauty of Nature Opens up to the Graciousness of God. The Dedication of Saint Bruno Scenic Viewing Center atop Mount Equinox, September 8, 2012 - Homily and Addresses.
  • CBS20: A True Link between Heaven and Earth. The Dedication of Saint Bruno Scenic Viewing Center atop Mount Equinox, September 8, 2012 - Vermont Catholic and Burlington Free Press Articles
  • CBS21: A Beacon of Constant Prayer. The Dedication of Saint Bruno Scenic Viewing Center atop Mount Equinox, September 8, 2012 - Reflections and thoughts.
  • CBS22: The Plenitude of Eucharistic Love. The Letter of Pope Paul VI to the Minister General of the Carthusian Order, 1971.
  • CBS23: A Dwelling Place worthy of God. Saint Bruno and Saint Hugh, Bishop of Grenoble, Founder and Co-Founder of the Carthusian Order.
  • CBS24: Finding the Essential in Silence. Pope Benedicy XVI's Visit to the town and Charterhouse of Serra San Bruno, Calabria, Italy, October 9, 2011
  • CBS25: The Fire of Divine Charity. Spiritual Letters of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and Sainte Catherine of Sienna to Carthusian monks
  • CBS26: I come to express to your community the esteem and encouragement of the holy SEE. Two Episcopal Addresses to Carthusian Monks
  • CBS27: “The Cross stands while the world turns”. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Sermon to Commemorate the Carthusian Martyrs, at Charterhouse, London May 4, 2010.
  • CBS28: SAINT BRUNO. By Dom André Louf, O.C.S.O. From: Cistercian Studies Quarterly 48.2-3 (2013)
  • CBS29: PERSONAL PRAYER. Circular Letters by Reverend Father Dom André Poisson 1976-1977. 1. At the Threshold of Prayer.
  • CBS30: PERSONAL PRAYER. Circular Letters by Reverend Father Dom André Poisson 1976-1977. 2. Prayer in Solitude.
  • CBS31: PERSONAL PRAYER. Circular Letters by Reverend Father Dom André Poisson 1976-1977. 3. Prayer and Communion.
  • CBS32: He had to sacrifice a great human love for a greater love. Memories of Our Former Prior Dom Raphael Diamond (RIP) written by His Friend Dr. Alice von Hildebrand.
  • CBS33: The Life of Christ Rosary, also known as the Carthusian Rosary, Attributed to Dominic of Prussia, 2nd Edition, Compiled and Introduced by Daniel Frattarelli.

 

 

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