The Monks of Tibhirine

The trailer for the new French movie, "Des Hommes et Des Dieux," which dazzled the crowds at Cannes this year, about the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine, in Algeria, who selflessly chose to remain in their monastery during a time of impending danger, and who were later martyred by Muslim extremists in 1996.  It is a deeply moving story told in the book The Monks of Tibhirine, by John W. Kiser, reviewed here in America, by M. Basil Pennington, a Trappist who has himself since died, gone to join his martyred brothers. 

 

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Bill Collier
8 years 2 months ago
Though the murders remain unsolved, the quiet, powerful witness of the monks lives on. Kiser's book is excellent, and the film will hopefully bring the monks' story to an ever wider audience. Thanks for linking the movie's trailer.
8 years 2 months ago
"To make Jesus Christ reign in the world, nothing is more necessary than holiness in the clergy." -St. Pius X.

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