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How do you interview a monk who has taken a vow of silence?

June 18, 2012

No, it’s not a joke.

The internet may have created a lot of noise (and not all of it useful), but one journalist has used the world wide web to make contact with four Trappist monks who live in a monastery in Quebec, Canada, and has interviewed them about their experiences.  As opposed to silence merely being the absence of noise, the interviews reveal more about the process of silence and its impact on the individual and community.

You can read it here.

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