Contemplata aliis Tradere

A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

BBC's 'The Convent'

The first episode of 'The Convent' which follows four English women trying to live with the Poor Clares in their community in Arundel has just been aired on BBC 2 tonight. It was an excellent introduction to contemplative religious life and I was very moved by the women's stories and experiences. We're really looking forward to the next episode and the series promises to be as good as, if not better, than 'The Monastery'.

Thanks to the BBC, one can now view the entire episode online. If you missed the program, do visit the site and watch it and share it with others! It's well worth the effort! Sadly, I'm told that one can view the program online from outside the UK, so those who live elsewhere have to wait for it to air!

AMENDED ON 15/06 at 23:18

4 Comments:

Blogger Mary Jane said...

Unfortunately, if you're outside the UK, you can't watch any BBC video content. Everyone in Europe seems to have gone quite mad recently protecting their licenses and broadcast rights.

1:51 am  
Blogger Br Lawrence, O.P. said...

That is a terrible shame. Thanks for the info! Have corrected the post to reflect this...

11:20 pm  
Blogger Joee Blogs said...

I hate to be massively sceptical, but whilst it was good to see the Church portrayed positively on the tele, I wasn't very moved by it. Without wanting to bang on about the liturgy, it was a little weak I'm sure you'd agree?

12:03 am  
Blogger ewan said...

just watched the first episode on YouTube and am totally exasperated to not be able to watch more!!!

6:42 am  

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