Saturday, 12 July 2008

Rough Sea's

The Monks of Papa Stronsay (who are now in the process seeking communion with Rome) were featured on a documentary a while back... This is well worth a watch (if you have a spare 20 mins).

These guys are hardcore... Mass at 4:00AM! I could barely make half 7 when I was in seminary never mind 4AM.


Anonymous said...

I remember seeing this when it was on the TV; I have the greatest of respect for these guys.

I found getting up at 3am for 5am in the monastery in California easy (but that's because it was like perpetual summer). Pluscarden (4:30am) I found very hard, though.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know more about their connection with the East... why do some of them wear beards and look like Orthodox?