Into Great Silence

I’m writing about a documentary I have not seen yet. Nonetheless, I feel compelled to comment on the apparent success of a movie about contemplatives. Into Great Silence has drawn large crowds in Germany. There is no talking, no commentary only the sights and sounds of a great monastery. In a day when most of us are overloaded with sensory input. In a day and time when religion is sometimes about saying the right words, it is telling that many people are drawn to great silence.