Porta Coeli Charterhouse

Passatge Dr. Serra, 46004 València, Valencia, Spanien

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The Cartuja de Porta Coeli is a functioning Carthusian monastery located in a rural site of the municipality of Serra de Porta Coeli in the province of Valencia, Spain. The name of the Charterhouse, Porta Coeli, means door to heaven. History The convent was erected in 1272 under the sponsorship of the Andrés Albalat, Bishop of Valencia and confessor of James I of Aragon. From this monastery came the monks to found other charterhouses of Ara Christi and Via Coeli. From this monastery emerged two prominent leaders of the order: Father Bonifacio Ferrer (1402-1410), brother of St Vincent Ferrer, and Francisco Maresme (1437-1463). Picture © Credits to iStock/chris90

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