Into Great Silence DVD and Study Guide Release date

The hush of monastic life comes to DVD with “INTO GREAT SILENCE”

In the acclaimed documentary INTO GREAT SILENCE, German filmmaker Philip Gröning closely, quietly observes the daily prayers, rituals and tasks of the Grande Chartreuse monastery to mesmerizing effect. This stunning cinematic meditation on spirituality and faith has become one of 2007’s highest grossing documentaries.

Now – INTO GREAT SILENCE comes to DVD in an expansive Two-Disc Director’s Special Edition on October 23, 2007.

 

NEW RELEASE
PUBLISHING HOUSE OF THE
DAUGHTERS OF ST PAUL

 

A study guide for the film will be published by Pauline Books & Media (written by yours truly and Fr. Ron Schmidt, SJ) and available at the same time as the DVD. Visit one of our book stores, call 800- 876-4463, or click on www.pauline.org to order.

 

Into Great Silence
A Film Study Guide
By Rose Pacatte, FSP, &
Ron Schmidt, SJ

 
 
 
Best-selling author and media educator Rose Pacatte, FSP, combines her writing and teaching talents with those of Jesuit priest and documentary filmmaker, Ron Schmidt. Together they have created a comprehensive film study guide that offers audiences an immersion  experience into the Carthusians’ ancient way of life, bringing it to bear on today’s busy working
world.
 
Five themes with questions for reflection and conversation:
•The monks and vocation
•The contemplative life
•Silence and solitude in community
•Spirituality
•Into Great Silence: the film
THE GUIDE INCLUDES:
•SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOR USING A FILM STUDY
GUIDE
•HISTORICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CARTHUSIANS;
BACKGROUND ON THE FILM
•PRAYER AND REFLECTION SUGGESTIONS FOR RETREATS OR
DAYS OF RECOLLECTION
•REFERENCES AND HELPFUL RESOURCES
 
 
“A profound and yet accessible guide, offering a deep understanding of the film. With the tie-in book to the film yet to be published, this guide provides
information and inspiration for profound personal use of the film. A very good work indeed.”
— Philip Gröning, Director of Into Great Silence

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