Trappist monks trace their history through 1,700 years of Western civilization. In this documentary, the reality of monastic life, as lived at Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery in South Carolina, combines with fascinating images of the past to explore how the humility, contemplation, and simple life of monks fit into the modern world.

Featuring interviews with best-selling authors: Thomas Moore (Care of the Soul), Kathleen Norris (The Cloister Walk) and Herbert Benson, MD (The Wellness Book).

Broadcast on ABC-TV, PBS-TV and Trinity Broadcasting Networks

…something entirely different and praiseworthy. – Chicago Tribune
…fascinating and provocative… – Silver Images Film Festival
…technically excellent… a pleasure to view – Library Journal
…refreshingly well done… well worth anyone’s attention – Catholic News Service

Written and Directed by Robert G. Maier
Executive Producer John Geaney, CSP
Music by Michael Whalen and Peter Hoopes

Photo by Michael Mauney

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