Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Abbey

Thanks to Amy Welborn for the heads for something in my backyard.

The ABC have a new "reality" television show which is called The Abbey. This is what their webiste had to say about the show:

Imagine a world offering peace and tranquillity, and you're there to contemplate the deeper side of life....no blaring phones, no family dramas, no frustrating work… just you and your desire to discover life's meaning.

Sounds too good to be true? Welcome to The Abbey.

ABC TV is looking for five women for a new 3 part series. Take up the challenge to live the life of a contemplative nun for 33 days and nights - one day for every year of Christ's life.

You will leave behind the hurly-burly of modern life to embark upon a search for meaning, spirituality and self behind the walls of an enclosed order.

Immerse yourself in the world of The Abbey and live by The Rule of Silence and Obedience. Take a leap of faith and discover things about yourself and life that you never knew. Learn what the spirit of community living is all about as you share the nuns daily routine of prayer, farm work, craft and domestic tasks. Throughout the challenge of living in this other world, you will have a Sister-mentor to listen, support and guide you.

Will this life hold any relevance to you as a contemporary Australian woman? Will spiritual contemplation and prayer have the power to transform your life or will you find it too hard a cross to bear?

What the producers are looking for:
We are looking for all sorts of women, who are questioning the meaning of life and are willing to put their beliefs and lifestyle to the test. You must be over 18 years old and an Australian Resident, but you don't have to be religious or Christian. You may be a spiritual seeker, or simply curious about another very different way of life. You may just want time out from your life!

Ohhh... spooky... imagine... Big Brother meets The Abbey... maybe some of you don't have to!!

Any aussie girls interested? In fact I think it's actually quite stupid. It's the spiritual life that draws a girl into the monastic life, not the chance to be on TV. So infact if you are contemplating the life of a nun, why not check out these ones instead.

Moniales are Dominican nuns in New Jersey which also have a proper webiste here.

1 comment:

LYL said...

I could really do with a holiday!! However, I may have to defer til after my childbearing years.