SAINT BRUNO, PRIEST; MEMORIAL: OCTOBER 6
Born at Cologne about 1030, Bruno was ordained and for many years ran the Cathedral school of Rheims. Because of difficulties with the Archbishop, he was forced to leave, and turned to the religious life. He felt called to a life of asceticism and solitude, and retired to the mountains near Grenoble with a few companions. From their community grew the Carthusian Order. Bruno was summoned back to Rome by the pope, but after a few years retired to Calabria, where he founded a new monastery. He died in 1101.
you called Saint Bruno to serve you in solitude.
In answer to his prayers
help us to remain faithful to you
amid the changes of this world.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.