No Greater Love
‘You cannot put a value on prayer, like you can a product, it still remains a mystery’
After ten years of correspondence, Michael Whyte was given unprecedented access to the monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, in London’s Notting Hill. The monastery, which was founded in 1878, is home to the Discalced Order of Carmelite Nuns. The nuns lead a cloistered life dedicated to prayer 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.
No Greater Love gives a unique insight into this closed world 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. Centred in Holy Week, it follows a year in which a novice is professed and one of the senior nuns dies. Though mainly an observational film there are several interviews, which offer insights into their life, faith, moments of doubt and their belief in the power of prayer in the heart of the community.
Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
- OVER 85 MINUTES OF ADDITIONAL MATERIAL INCLUDING:
- An introduction by Father Anthony Doe
- Interview with Sister Christine Marie of the Trinity
- Interview with Sister Susan Marie of The Sacred Heart
- The Stations of the Cross
- Sister Luke's Party Piece for the Celebration of St. George's Day
- Feature Running Time 105 mins
- Genre Documentary