The ecumenical openness must be
conducted according to the norms of the
Church (Gd 9 b)
We share an ecumenic challenge and mission within the
universal Church, which we assume in our prayer but also in our
potential membership and organization.
All In pectore Christi SBPCLC members:
- Must take the time to study/pray important
documents on Ecumenism.
Exchange privately and share together difficulties and
challenges, graces and consolations in this laborious but
luminous path in witnessing together that every factor of
division can be transcended and overcome in the total gift of
self for the sake of the Gospel.
Eventually publish helpful testimonies.
Pray for unity, and for each other.
Leave place to peace, and to fraternal love. "By this
shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have
love one for another" John 13:35
- Non-Catholic members, are to experiment, also how
they could personally apply the Quies SBPCLC
5 steps commitment to the 11 guidelines.
- It will be then useful to eventually, share
together and document, realized ecumenical
adaptations to the quies 5 steps commitment to the 11
- Reflect on Saint Bruno's providential two foundations in
France at the Grande Chartreuse and then in Calabria's
Byzantine Greek southern Italy, which has uniquely preserved
in the Carthusian life, and unites spiritually, the common
root traditions of pre great schism desert fathers
- Desert father spirituality starts with Metanoia.
- "Without grace
it is impossible to do the least bit of good. God bestows
grace upon the humble and denies it to the proud [Jas
4:6; Prv 3:34; Ps 138:6]. To move forward, and
even more to climb to the heights, how much humility we
need! How much grace of God we need! Hence the soul who
wants to receive an abundance of grace must study herself in
order to profit from everything that reinforces this
necessary virtue - humility - in her. To be honored
and praised, to enjoy great success, far from being means to
obtain humility, are for the most part a great hindrance, if
the soul desires them, if she seeks them, if she takes
pleasure in them. If only the ambitious, vain, and proud
souls knew what harm they are doing themselves! They are
blocking the grace of God! Not for nothing the saints fled
honors and positions of rank, and went forth with joy to
meet humiliations, contempt, all that is low and despised.
They walked the Light [Jn 8:12, 12:35]. God
rained down upon the abundance of his graces of
predilection, because they were empty vessels, capable of
receiving God's divine rain of grace." Nazarena:
An American Anchoress,
By Thomas Matus, Paulist Press, 1998, p 133-134.
- Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying:
“I pray not only for these,
but also for those who will believe in me through their
so that they may all be one,
as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
that they also may be in us,
that the world may believe that you sent me.
And I have given them the glory you gave me,
so that they may be one, as we are one,
I in them and you in me,
that they may be brought to perfection as one,
that the world may know that you sent me,
and that you loved them even as you loved me.
Father, they are your gift to me.
I wish that where I am they also may be with me,
that they may see my glory that you gave me,
because you loved me before the foundation of the
Righteous Father, the world also does not know you,
but I know you, and they know that you sent me.
I made known to them your name and I will make it
that the love with which you loved me
may be in them and I in them.” John 17:
they be brought to complete unity
- God is the life of all
free beings. He is the salvation of all, of believers or
unbelievers, of the just or the unjust, of the pious or
the impious, of those freed from passions or those
caught up in them, of monks or those living in the
world, of the educated and the illiterate, of the
healthy and the sick, of the young or the old. He is
like the outpouring of light, the glimpse of the sun, or
the changes of the weather which are the same for
everyone without exception. Desert Fathers
Rex - Little Portion Hermitage
- Coming Home
Carthusians, Alone together Rev
Bosco Peters, priest in the Anglican Church.
value of the original Carthusian Rosary
history in the diocese of Westminster
with the songs of Taizé
- Prayer of
Iesus On the unicity and salvific universality
of Jesus Christ and the Church
Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
- How to get
blessed path of tribulations