Saturday, May 14, 2011

Another kind of beauty

Noble simplicity. Hermit-monks of the Carthusian cloister of Marienau in Germany.


Anonymous said...

I wish the RCs had brought this good taste with them to North America!

OreamnosAmericanus said...

Well, it is a quite particular aesthetic, not congenial to everyone.
And not even like that in all Carthusian houses. The Carthusians are the most elitist of orders, and therefore small. They never exercise any outside ministry and you can't even go to their monasteries for a retreat or Mass unless you are thinking of joining. The long silent film called "Into Great Silence" gives a glimpse.

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