St. Bruno of Cologne

St. Bruno of Cologne is best known as the founder of the Carthusian order, an order of monks and nuns that combines hermitism with communal living. During his life, Bruno was also a teacher (one of his students would become Pope Urban II) and a chancellor for his archdiocese. He refused to be elevated to bishop in several different dioceses, and regularly spent long periods of time in solitude. 

Lifetime: 1030-1101
Region: Cologne, Germany; Reims, France
Patronages: Germany; Carthusian monastics
Iconograpy: Carthusian habit; Skull; Carthusian statutes
Feast Day: October 6

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