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  • n. Plural form of Carthusian.


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  • Students of this elite British public school, founded in 1611, are called Carthusians.

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  • The Carthusians was the one order I finally found that I thought was meant for me - the only order I considered to be authentic.

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  • The Carthusians are another reformed order of Benedictines, founded by St. Bruno in the twelfth century.

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  • The other monk looked nervously and deprecatingly up, for he heard the taunting threat across the water that the Carthusians were a good riddance, and that there would be more to follow.

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  • The Carthusians are the exception that proves the rule, "never reformed," in the famous words of 17th century Pope Innocent XI, "because never deformed."

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  • Whether tending the grounds, feeding the cats, or barbering each other after morning prayers, the Carthusians live a life of beautiful simplicity and austerity, untouched by the cares and demands of the outside world.

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  • Praise be to the Carthusians then, a French sect responsible for the distillation of Chartreuse for over 400 years.

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  • By the 1880s, it was even difficult for the sons of Old Wykehamists or Old Carthusians to obtain acceptance, as for example at Eton, the examination for Election tested candidates on Latin Composition (Prose and Verse); Translation from Latin and Greek; Mathematics (including Arithmetic, Algebra, and Euclid), and “General Papers,” not limited to Latin and Greek Grammar and Parsing.

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  • Not since Into Great Silence, the DVD which shows the life of La Grande Chartreuse of the Carthusians, have I seen such an excellent DVD on the monastic life, complete with beautiful cinematography.

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  • (An order of hermits, the Carthusians were founded in the early 11th century by St. Bruno and may today be best known for the liqueur Chartreuse, produced under their supervision.)

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