Saturday, October 06, 2012

October 6 – Princes and popes coveted the advice of this silent man

St. Bruno at the feet of Pope Urban II. Painting by Eustache Le Sueur

Confessor, ecclesiastical writer, and founder of the Carthusian Order. He was born at Cologne about the year 1030; died 6 October, 1101. He is usually represented with a death’s head in his hands, a book and a cross, or crowned with seven stars; or with a roll bearing the device O Bonitas. His feast is kept on the 6th of October.

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