Sunday, January 25, 2009

Radical Love photo essay

Time has a really good photo essay here, on a monastery in Summit, New Jersey. It's played as a movie with bits of interviews with two of the sisters. I don't know how long it'll be up. I am surprised and delighted to find a secular news source conveying religious life so well, in the words of the nuns themselves. The last picture's cool-- the photographer found a cross in an unexpected place. :)

As long as I'm being random, here's Archbishop Fulton Sheen: "If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave."

Update: Slightly longer and better version of the photo essay on the photographer's site here.

4 comments:

adonela said...

And this is located in New Jersey? Lovely. Thanks for posting this.

JimAroo said...

I have a great love for the enclosed life of the cloister. This video conveys the beauty, the reality, and God's special call. That is the call to pray for sinful and errant mankind and all those who will not pray for themselves.

Thank you for posting it.

Are they Dominicans?

Rachel Gray said...

Yes, it's in Jersey and they're Dominicans. They have a nice blog:
http://monialesop.blogspot.com/

I think it's a beautiful life too.

Mery Widjaja said...

It IS a beautiful life. I wish that every girl would experience the monastic life before they even date a guy. It is an unforgettable experience.