White Monks: A Life in Shadows
Audio visual 3½ minutes
Music by Stephen Daltry
The enclosed Roman Catholic Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, also known as The Trappists, search for isolation and poverty in an effort to reach intimacy with God. An ancient way of life that is slowly disappearing, their seclusion and private contemplation is a living testament to lives devoted to spiritual service, in extraordinary counterpoint to the modern world.
The photographs used for this piece are from a wider selection available to buy as prints, for exhibition and published in a limited edition artists book.