Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Into Great Silence

The Catholic Herald has a main feature up about the film, Into Great Silence, about life in the great Carthusian Monastery, La Grande Chartreuse. (Please note, this link may change. If it is broken when you try, please let me know.)

An interesting comment arose on the part of the director, Philip Groning:

"Gröning insists that despite the absence of speech the Grande Chartreuse gave him a stronger sense of being part of a community than he had ever felt before."

The role and the value of silence. It is a lesson that needs to be re-learnt in the understanding of our liturgical life.

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