The Abbey

Five Australian women take up the challenge to live the life of a contemplative nun for 33 days and nights in a an enclosed monastery. Never before had the outside world enter the cloisters of The Abbey.

Form the different backgrounds and with very different views about spirituality, these five women will live by the 1500 year-old Benedictine rule of Silence, Obedience and Renunciation. As well as their personal journeys, the women will learn what the spirit of community living is all about as they share the nuns' lives of continuous prater, cooking, cleaning, farm work and craft making.

Does this life hold any relevance to these contemporary Australian women? Will silence and prayer have the power to transform their lives? Will they discover what it is that keeps the nuns true to their vows of will they find it too hard a cross to bear?

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2007
Duration: 
3 x 53 mins
Series Episode
Standard $275
Schools $198
Home $198


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