Bruno was born into an illustrious family, endowed with rare natural gifts. Once his education was complete he was ordained a priest. He retreated to a mountain following a vision, becoming a hermit to be closer to God. Here, he founded the first house of the Carthusian Order. He and his six companions spent their days barely sleeping, copying manuscripts, and praying.
b.1030 Cologne, Germany d. 10/6/1101 Calabria, Italy
Patronage: Monastic fraternities, Possessed people, Trademarks, Ruthenia
Feast Day: October 6