Grenoble: Glenat, 2002.
Hardcover. 12 1/2" X 9 1/2". 175pp. Mild wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and creasing to covers, corners, and edges. Bumps to corners of pictorial paper over boards. Light dust-spotting to top edge of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Text is in French.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
For nine hundred years, responding to the call of faith, men have settled in the heart of the Chartreuse massif to put into practice the precepts of Saint Bruno. In this rigorous setting where the mountain and the forest form a refuge far from the bustle of the city and of men, they have found their desert. They founded there a religious order which has crossed the centuries and radiated throughout the world, to watch over the salvation of humanity.
For nine hundred years, wars and revolutions, fires, destruction, expulsions, have failed to overcome the high walls of the Grande Chartreuse, the mother house of the order. Each time the fathers returned to fulfill their vows of silence, prayer and solitude. In this austere and magnificent setting, the Carthusians, white and silent shadows, still continue to pray for the miseries of the world today.
From the spirituality of Saint Bruno to the current perspectives of an almost millennial order, through the history and architecture of the monastery, the treasures of its library, the secrets of its liquor and the daily life of the monks who live there, this book is a fascinating dive into the heart of the Carthusian mystery, an exceptional visual and literary testimony to the traditions, life and riches of this order.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #8053