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Typical day of a carthusian nun

The typical day

God alone suffices. For Him, carthusian nuns have forsaken everything.

For you, to whom our life poses a question, we are going to describe what we do day after day. We will try to explain to you something about why we have chosen this life. But, fundamentally, the choice is a response to a call from God. And why God has called us is his secret alone.

The « converse nuns » serve God in their own form of solitude and recollection, which allows them at the same time to provide by their work for the needs of the house, which have been especially entrusted to their care.
The « nuns of the cloister » are called to seek God in the solitude of their cell. Ordinarily, they leave their cell only to go to the church.
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