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No.1 of 3 quirky documentaries of the type only the BBC can (afford to) make following the daily routine and rituals of a dozen or so Benedictines rattling about in vast, draughty old abbeys originally built to accommodate hundreds of monks. BBC Synopsis: The first film is set in Downside, a spectacular neo-gothic monastery set in the beautiful valleys of Somerset. It is home to fourteen Benedictine monks who live according to the 6th-century Rule of St Benedict. We follow two of the monks over the course of a typical, quiet monastic day, as they engage with carpentry and baking, religious services and moments of private prayer in the monastery gardens. The pattern of the monks' day has changed little over hundreds of years and this programme encourages us to slow down to their pace, share their silence and eavesdrop on their rituals. Father Michael has been designing and making extraordinary pieces of furniture in his workshop for the past 48 years. He picked up his passion for woodwork from his father - but found when he joined the abbey in his early twenties that it was a role he could embrace and nurture. He's now a master craftsman and is on hand should the abbey need repairs, restorations or any new items of furniture. We watch him working on prie-dieu (a traditional prayer desk), carving, whittling and sawing until it's finished and we watch him use it in private prayer. 'Ora et labora' (prayer and work) is the Benedictine motto. Father Christopher originally came from Malta where he developed his love of food and in particular bread. He first joined Downside Abbey when he was 24, but stayed only five years. Aged 60, he decided to become a monk again and joined the community for good. We watch him bake a loaf of sourdough bread for lunch, mixing, kneading and baking the dough. He also collects wild garlic from the monastery meadows and makes a garlic butter dish to serve alongside the bread. Filmed with an eye to the beauty and peace of the ancient surroundings, the film has a painterly quality that creates a feeling of restfulness and quiet contemplation. And by focusing on the natural sounds of nature and the peace of the abbey we have created a meditative soundtrack that adds to this unique experience.
Madrid lies on the River Manzanares in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TravelAndDiscover1 Soundrack by Roberto Durkovic from the Album Silenzio Ascoltato, available on: SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/album/17SJrEnjtNE6SbADqefMpI iTUNES https://geo.itunes.apple.com/it/album/id1286820182?at=1l3v9Tx&app=itunes AMAZON http://amzn.to/2waSYgD DEEZER http://www.deezer.com/it/album/48507042
Une quinzaine de soeurs bénédictines vivent, travaillent et prient à Martigné-Briand, non loin d´Angers, dans un ancien corps de ferme magnifiquement rénové. Une confiturerie et l´hôtellerie constituent leur principal gagne-pain. Leur charisme ? L´ouverture aux autres, aspect très important pour la fondatrice de l´ordre de Ste Bathilde, auxquelles elles appartiennent, une vie intérieure forte, une vraie simplicité et un véritable esprit de liberté ... UNE COPRODUCTION KTO/LA HUIT PRODUCTION 2016 - Réalisé par Lizette Lemoine et Aubin Hellot Documentaire du 20/02/2017.
Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TravelAndDiscover1 ------------------------------------------------ The Abbey of Fontenay is a former Cistercian abbey located in the commune of Marmagne, near Montbard, in the département of Côte-d'Or in France. It was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118, and built in the Romanesque style. It is one of the oldest and most complete Cistercian abbeys in Europe, and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. Of the original complex comprising church, dormitory, cloister, chapter house, caldarium, refectory, dovecote and forge, all remain intact except the refectory and are well maintained. The Abbey of Fontenay, along with other Cistercian abbeys, forms a connecting link between Romanesque and Gothic architectures.
Roskilde Cathedral, in the city of Roskilde on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark, is a cathedral of the Lutheran Church of Denmark. The first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick, it encouraged the spread of the Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe. Constructed during the 12th and 13th centuries, the cathedral incorporates both Gothic and Romanesque architectural features in its design. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TravelAndDiscover1 Soundtrack by Roberto Durkovic from the Album Silenzio Ascoltato, available on: SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/album/17SJrEnjtNE6SbADqefMpI iTUNES https://geo.itunes.apple.com/it/album/id1286820182?at=1l3v9Tx&app=itunes AMAZON http://amzn.to/2waSYgD DEEZER http://www.deezer.com/it/album/48507042
The Benedictine abbey of Vézelay was founded, as many abbeys were, on land that had been a late Roman villa, of Vercellus. The villa had passed into the hands of the Carolingians and devolved to a Carolingian count, Girart, of Roussillon.
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