Minggu, 26 Oktober 2014

Germans flock to see silent monks

This is interesting, and impressive. I have the utmost respect for the monks and nuns. We have some Carmelite nuns and Trappist (Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance) monks that live near us. The Trappist monks make some of the best bread around. We buy a loaf nearly every week. Some Trappists brew beer, and it's quite good! ;-) The Abbey of the Genesee is in Piffard, NY. The bread they bake is wonderful.

This story is about Carthusian monks. Here's the official site for the order.

BBC NEWS - Germans flock to see silent monks: "An unlikely film has been filling cinemas in Germany in recent weeks: a three-hour documentary with hardly a single spoken word, set in a monastery.

The film Into Great Silence is an intimate portrayal of the everyday lives of Carthusian monks high in a remote corner of the French Alps.
The Carthusians are the strictest Christian order and this three-hour, almost totally silent film about them, was not expected to be a hit. But it is playing to packed cinemas, fascinating audiences with the unique glimpse of a contemplative life, unknown beyond the monastery walls."

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