Into Great Silence

Into Great Silence

Here’s a motion picture I want to go see — Into Great Silence, a documentary about the Carthusians, contemplative monks whose lives are profoundly silent and mostly solitary. Go to the website and read the description, it sounds like the director truly respects the nuances of the contemplative life — and captured it, at least as best as can be done given the limitations of film. Watch the trailer.

It will be playing in Atlanta at the Tara Theatre starting April 27. Anyone from around here up for a group outing?

Pentecost and Ecstasy
Mysticism and the Divine Feminine: An Interview with Mirabai Starr
In Memoriam: Kenneth Leech
Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Darrell Grizzle

    I am DEFINITELY up for a field trip to see this movie! Let the mystics gather!

  • Maria

    I recommend it — I caught it here in Los Angeles, and posted some reflections on my blog.

  • Jon Zuck

    Heard great things about it. Hope it will be coming to the Naro up here soon.

  • Carl McColman

    I love the Naro. That’s where I saw “Woodstock” and “Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same” and various other artsy/rock’n’roll movies back in my high school years.