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Carthusians

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Carthusians, contemplative and austere Roman Catholic monastic order founded in France in 1084 by St. Bruno. Each monk spends most of his life in solitude in his private cell and garden. Lay brothers prepare the Chartreuse liqueur for which the order is known.

See also: Roman Catholic Church.

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