Speaking about the Charterhouse:
"Many wish to come into this port, and many make great efforts to do so, yet do not achieve it. Indeed many, after reaching it, have been thrust out, since it was not granted to them from above.
Therefore, my brothers, you should consider it certain and well established that whoever partakes of this desirable good, should he in any way lose it, will grieve to his death, if he has any concern for the salvation of his soul." -Letters of St. Bruno. Office of Readings.
Each year I read this, what I know by heart, recalling it many times throughout the year. It is a great sadness.
Pray for us St. Bruno, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Let not there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright. - Hebrews 12:16
I actually proved the truth of the proverb: A washed pig returns to the mud.