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The Emblem of the Carthusian Order

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The emblem, or crest, of the Carthusian Order is depicted as a globe surmounted by a cross. Emblazoned above this emblem are seven stars which represent St Bruno and his six companions who formed the first Carthusian family.

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The Order's motto is stat crux dum volvitur orbis, which is translated as the cross stands while the world revolves.

In a world that is ever changing it is the cross which remains stable and permanent.

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