I included reference to Carthusians in a sermon.
In 1984, Philip Gröning sought to make a documentary in Le Grande Chartreuse. The monks replied that they were not ready for such a venture. Sixteen years later they wrote that they were ready. The documentary Die Große Stille – Into Great Silence was the result. I reviewed Into Great Silence here.
I received a lot of interest and discussions following my sermon, and thought I would look to see if there were any video clips from Into Great Silence online. Imagine my delight to find the whole documentary – now embedded above. I do recommend you read my review if you know nothing at all about Carthusians.
UPDATE: I have now found a copy on YouTube also:
- Die Große Stille – Into Great Silence
- When Silence Speaks
- Elegy to Silence
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