A Carthusian Treatise for the Novice at Mass

Posted October 7, 2017 2:23 am by Gregory DiPippo

A Carthusian Treatise for the Novice at Mass

For the feast of St Bruno, here is a wonderful treatise from the Directory for Novices of the Carthusian Order, a guide to forming their interior dispositions during the conventual Mass. This is taken from an edition printed near Grenoble in 1688, in the neighborhood of the Grande Chartreuse; it is included in a four-part collection of Carthusian statutes known as the Nova Collectio, a rare example of the word “new” being used by the venerable order. (The two pictures of the Mass below are from this wildly popular post from last year.)St Bruno, by Juan Sánchez Cotán (1560-1627), 1617. In

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