SILENTIUM - FROM LIFE IN THE CONVENT

by Sobo Swobodnik

Four nuns, a director, twenty-six sheep and a convent. Seemingly far away from civilization at the edge of the majestic Swabian Alps, the rules of St. Benedict are strictly observed here by the “Benedictine nuns of Our Dear Lady” as they have been for centuries. "Ora et labora" (pray and work) is the central guiding maxim, together with the ensuing question: how to maintain a God-fearing faith and sustain a more modern, open-minded convent life.

 

The film shows the ambivalence between the spirituality of the convent’s tranquillity on one hand and the secularity of modern convent life on the other.

 

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