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NO GREATER LOVE: A UNIQUE PORTRAIT OF THE CARMELITE NUNS
"You Cannot Put a Value on Prayer, Like you Can A Product"
After ten years of correspondence, filmmaker Micahel Whyte was given unprecedented access to the monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, in London's Notting Hill. The monastery, founded in 1878, is home to the nuns of the discalced Order of Carmelites, who lead a cloistered life dedicated to prayer, work and contemplation, rarely leaving the monastery except to visit a doctor or dentist, Silence is maintained throughout the day with the exception of two periods of recreation.
A highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning documentary, No Greater Love follows in the wake of the great success of a similar film, Into Great Silence, as it gives a unique insight into this closed world of these nuns where the modern world's materialism is rejected; they have no television, radio or newspapers. The film interweaves a year in the life of the monastery with the daily rhythms of Divine Office and work. Centered on Holy Week, it follows a year in which a novice is professed an nuns, which offer insights into the lives, faith, moments of doubt and their belief in the power of prayer in the hear of the community. A beautifully filmed and deeply inspiring production.
"Thoughtful, Poignant, and Humbling" - The Independent
"An Observational Homage of The Serene School of Into Great Silence... A Pleasure to Watch." -Sight and Sound
"Courageous, Compelling, and Deeply Moving." - Empire
"The Film Looks Breathtaking, Like Various Dutch Masters Come to Life." - Kazuo Ishigaro
Product Details: Format: DVD Publisher: Ignatius Press Released Date:February 15, 2011 Language: English ISBN-10: 1586176382 ISBN-13: 9781586176389 Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches Shipping Weight: 4 ounces Rating: NR (Not Rated) Run Time: Approximately 105 minutes