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Thursday, 6 October 2016

6th October, St Bruno, Confessor

St Bruno, Confessor

Bruno was born at Cologne, in the eleventh century. With six of his friends, he retired to one of the desert heights of Dauphiny called "Chartreuse" which had been conceded to them by the bishop of Grenoble (Gospel). There he founded the first monastery of the Order of Carthusians which is held in so high esteem by the Church that by the prescriptions of Canon Law the religious of any other Order may enter it so as to lead a more perfect life.

St. Bruno died pressing the crucifix to his lips, on October 6, 1101.

 Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, et lingua ejus loquetur judicium; lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius. * Noli aemulari in malignantibus: neque zelaveris facientes iniquitatem.
The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgement: the law of his God is in his heart. * Be not emulous of evildoers: nor envy them that work iniquity.
(Psalm 36:30-31,1 from the Introit of Mass)

Sancti Brunonis Confessoris tui, quaesumus, Domine, intercessionibus adjuvemur: ut, qui majestatem tuam graviter delinquendo offendimus, ejus meritis et precibus, nostrorum delictorum veniam consequamur.
We implore, O Lord, that we may be helped by the intercession of saint Bruno, Thy confessor: that we, who by our evil deeds have deeply offended Thy majesty, may by his merits and intercession obtain the pardon of our sins.

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