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More lessons from Into Great Silence

Watched Into Great Silence earlier today with friends.  It is a fascinating 2 hour 45 minute movie about life in a Carthusian monastery in France.   Besides one two minute interview with one of the older monks (in French), there was no talking.  There was a lot of silence as we observed the monks in prayer, work and play.  But the silence enhanced the sounds we heard from scissors snipping through material, a knife slicing through crunchy celery and a saw rasping quickly through a block of wood and many more.  Wonderful work with light and shadow.  All of us afterwards, expressed how we longed to incorporate some of what we had just seen and experienced into our busy, overly full lives.

One comment afterwards by a friend that I am working on: “Do not think about doing great things.  Do small things with great love.”  A quote from Mother Teresa, I believe.

  1. April 7, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    If you are interested in learning more about the way of Mother Teresa, I have written a book, Mother Teresa: The Case for The Cause. My book is unique in that there is no book currently in print that explores the faith Mother Teresa practiced in light of the faith she professed.

    Peace & Grace,
    Mark M Zima

  2. April 8, 2008 at 8:25 am

    It looks very interesting as I looked at the amazon write-up. Yours differs from the one the other recent one that explores her doubt about faith? I was wanting to read the one by Muggerige too.

    • Anonymous
      May 19, 2014 at 3:06 am

      it’s Carthusian not Cistercian…founded by St. Bruno

  3. Anonymous
    May 19, 2014 at 3:05 am

    great movie great movie..great experience..however it’s not Cistercian..it’s a Carthusian Monastery…..founded by St. Bruno…tks and PAX

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