Guigo II

(d. 1188)

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(d. prob. 1188),

ninth prior of the Grande Chartreuse from some time after 1173 to 1180. His Scala Claustralium (‘Ladder of Monks’), with its programme of reading, meditation, prayer, and contemplation, contributed to later, more systematic, notions of the spiritual life.

Subjects: Christianity.

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