The Carthusian Order

Slide shows on the life of the monks


It is impossible to convey through images the essence of contemplative life, as this is an inner phenomenon. However, images may give a sense of this secret.

The day of a monk

Photos illustrating the course of the day from the night office at midnight to Compline at 7:00 pm.


All the monks participate in the work of the house, either in cell or in the obediences. These photos illustrate the various aspects of this work.

Community life

Carthusian monks are not hermits, and their life includes a share of community life, refectory and recreation on Sundays, spatiamentum (walk) on Mondays.

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