Kartuzijani in Kartuzija Pleterje
Excerpted from the website description:
- Uradna spletna stran Kartuzije Pleterje.
The Carthusian Order, also called the Order of St. Bruno, is an enclosed Christian religious order founded by St. Bruno in 1084. There exist both Carthusian monks and nuns. They follow their own Rule, called the Statutes, rather than the Rule of St Benedict (as is often erroneously reported) and combine eremitical and cenobitic monastic life. The motto of the Carthusians is "Stat crux dum volvitur orbis" meaning "The Cross is steady while the world is turning". The name 'Carthusian' is derived from Chartreuse, a French valley in the Alps which was where St Bruno built his first hermitage. The word 'Charterhouse', which is the English name for a Carthusian monastery, is derived from the same source.