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Into Great Silence (Die große Stille) Film Screening

Philip Gröning investigates the life of the Grande Chartreuse monastery in this documentary. The screening will begin with brief introduction to the Carthusian order, followed by a discussion with the audience.



  • Date:
    • Wednesday 1 May 2019
  • Time:
    • 14.00 - 18.00
  • Venue:
    • Samuel Beckett Theatre
  • Booking:
    • Booking required

About this event:

When this film was proposed in 1984, the Carthusians wanted time to think. Sixteen years later Philip Gröning was permitted to document the life of the Grande Chartreuse monastery.  The result is a work of contemplation, a promise of transcendence, a journey into a world of ritualistic repetition. The event will begin with a brief introduction to the Carthusian order. Many will choose to exit this film in silence; for those who wish there will be opportunity for exchange of views

Event Facilitators:

  • Fáinche Ryan is the Director of the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin. She has lectured in theology at Trinity since 2013. Her research and teaching interests include: new thinking in the theology of leadership and ordination, Eucharistic theology, the theology of Thomas Aquinas, the theology of the Book of Kells.
  • Cornelius Casey is Associate Director of the Loyola Institute. Formally, he was President of the Kimmage Mission Institute and Milltown Institute. He currently lectures in systematic theology. His interests lie in the role of the church in pluralist society; violence, grace and the human condition; Thomas Aquinas; the theology of the Book of Kells.