Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno

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The Monks and Sisters of Bethlehem wear the same religious habit as the Order of Saint Bruno members (Carthusians).
Kloster Marienheide in Wollstein
Chartreuse de la Verne

The Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno (or simply Monks and Sisters of Bethlehem) is a Roman Catholic religious order with Carthusian spirituality founded on November 1, 1950, at Saint Peter's Square, Rome, following the promulgation of the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, by the inspiration of a small group of French pilgrims.[1] The Monastic Sisters were founded in France, soon after, and the Monastic Brothers in 1976.

Vocation[edit]

The vocation of the Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno communities consists in listening to the Gospel with the Blessed Virgin Mary in the heart of the Church, in love, in solitude, through liturgical life, study, work and poverty. In order to fulfil this vocation more perfectly, the Monasteries of Bethlehem receive Saint Bruno's fatherhood and his wisdom of life. Their religious members wear the same religious habit as the Order of Saint Bruno members (Carthusians).

Presence in the World[edit]

The first community of Monastic Sisters of Bethlehem began in 1951. The first community of Monastic Brothers of Bethlehem (or Monks) was founded in 1976, in the Chartreuse Mountains. The Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno has presently more than 600 members: more than 600 nuns and about 70 monks.[2] They live in 30 nunneries and 4 monasteries of brothers.[3]

The monasteries of the Monastic Brothers of Bethlehem[edit]

The monasteries of the Monastic Sisters of Bethlehem[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The beginnings of the Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno
  2. ^ Monastische Familie von Bethlehem 2012. Actualized on December 23, 2012
  3. ^ The Monasteries Throughout the World. Website of the Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno , August 25, 2014

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