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Halfway To Heaven: The Hidden Life of the Carthusians

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Founded 900 years ago by St. Bruno, the Carthusians are the most completely enclosed religious order in the Catholic Church. Living alone and in silence in almost perpetual prayer, the monks are the spiritual heirs to the early Christians, the Desert Fathers. As the only order 'never to have been reformed because never deformed', the Carthusians have been described as 'the ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Cistercian Publications (first published January 1st 1985)
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Karyl
Dec 07, 2015 Karyl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a particularly religious person, though I went to church every Sunday as a child, and even did a lot of volunteer work at and through my church. But I am fascinated by religion, especially the sects that seem closest to the most ancient form of a religion.

Th Carthusians are an order of monks that have existed for 900 years in silence and contemplative prayer. This book describes their founding by St Bruno, but also details the impact of the Desert Fathers on the ways in which the Carthu
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Isca
Feb 09, 2013 Isca rated it really liked it
This is an interesting book that helps with understanding what Carthusians are about. It helps lay a foundation of how the Carthusians became what they are, and how they live their lives generally. If you are looking for a book of writings from the monks themselves then this isn't the book to get as there is very little in it from actual everyday Carthusians apart from the more obvious well known monks, such as St Bruno the founder.
I did enjoy the bibliography and book list in the appendix, it g
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Dr. Robert Puff
Aug 08, 2014 Dr. Robert Puff rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book about the Carthusians. Highly recommend.
Herb
This was a good look at an enclosed order of monks and nuns that tells, in an easy way, what their lives are like and what the history of the order is. Very interesting.
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