Carthusians

Order of eremitical monks, that is, monks who live in solitary existence. This does not mean that they live completely alone - there are communities of Carthusians. However, the monks will pass a great deal of their time in solitary meditation in their cells.

Carthusians do not follow a Rule, but rather have their own statutes. They were founded by St. Bruno, born in Cologne in 1030.