The hall of the General Chapter

Carthusian Monks

At the head of the Carthusian Order is the General Chapter, which gathers every two years all Priors. Outside the General Chapter, the Order is led by the General, who is elected by the community of the Grande Chartreuse and who is also its Prior. Similarly, each individual community elects its own Prior. The General Chapter and regular visitations of each house insure the unity of the Order.

Carthusian Nuns

The nuns also have their General Chapter, at which the General of monks and those fathers who conduct visitations at the sisters’ houses are also present.

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