Carthusian Monks ~ chant gregorian

Roman catholic Monks.of the Carthusian Order,or Les Chartreux. Among the religious families, there are those like the Benedictines and Cistercians, who live more in community. Others live in greater solitude.Song and images from the Grande Chartreuse in Alps France, but also from other Carthusian monasteries in Italy, Spain, Slovenia, U.K..The only goal of the Carthusian way is CONTEMPLATION, by the power of the Spirit, living as unceasingly as possible in the light of the love of God for us, made manifest in Christ. This implies a purity of heart, or charity: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Mt 5:8) Monastic tradition also calls this goal pure and continuous prayer.

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A Prayer to Long for Heaven - Your Daily Prayer - July 18

Do you look forward to heaven? If I am being honest, my heart can be so focused on the now and building my “earthly kingdom” that I often miss the joy of focusing my thoughts and heart on eternal joys.

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