Read the rest of the Telegraph article here.
The participants, none of whom was a Roman Catholic, shared meals with the monks, worked in the grounds and joined in the daily office, from early morning Matins to Compline. They were also obliged to follow the monks' rules of silence, obedience and humility.
At the start, the new arrivals were sceptical and discipline did not come easily - two of them were reprimanded for leaving the monastery "looking for virgins and cigarettes".
By the end, they all conceded that the experience had made a profound impression on them.
Friday, May 6, 2005
INDULGE ME: From a friend who works in the industry, I note the reality program "The Monastery" set at Worth Abbey, England:
Posted by The Pathetic Earthling at 9:16 AM