discussion, Anne wrote of her delight and interest in seeing the faces of the monks:
In response to the power the film held for this religious woman, Anne a viewer of the film, she said:
“What they seemed to be saying to me was — We have found it: the thing everyone in the world looks for, the deepest longing of every human heart: we have discovered it. Their faces radiate a celestial joy and a peace from beyond themselves. Something in my soul reached back out to them in longing and recognition and love. It’s a moment that makes your heart whisper a long ‘yes.'”
She saw in the film men fulfilling their lives. This is a positive film, filled with a kind of awe. The awe is in the life of these monks, as how they live and what they do in their prayers and dedication. It is in their peace, and their connectedness to the Almighty.