St. Bruno was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1030 and was ordained circa 1055. He taught theology, and one of his students became Pope Urban II. He presided at a school in Rheims between 1057 and 1075. He criticized worldliness among the members of the clergy. After having a vision, he moved to a mountain in 1084 to live a prayerful, quiet life dedicated to God. There he foundsed the first house of the Carthusians. They copied manuscripts to support themselves. Along with his friends, he built a hermitage in 1095 in Torre. He died in 1101. St. Bruno is patron saint of possessed people.