Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Great Silence

The Carthusians are one of the strictest orders in the Church. The monks live in silence most of the day except for the time theyspend in prayer together. It is a very specific, contemplative vocation, and not one for the faint-hearted!
Recently a documentary was made on the Grande Chartreuse near Grenoble in the French alps. It is over three hours long, but here's a little taster, courtesy of Youtube.

And here's a review of the film by Fr Tim Finigan who lectures at Parkminster, the Carthusian Abbey in southern England.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. I just wish it had been out up here. Maybe on DVD?