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Film examines mysterious Mt. Equinox monks

Monks walk through a corridor of silence at an isolated Catholic monastery at the foot of Mt. Equinox.

Monks walk through a corridor of silence at an isolated Catholic monastery at the foot of Mt. Equinox.

— The first public screening of “And They Kept Silence, a religious documentary about the monks of the Charterhouse of the Transfiguration on Mount Equinox, located in Manchester, will be held Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Tuttle Hall at College of St. Joseph in Rutland.

The documentary, produced by Video Unlimited with Sandi Switzer in collaboration with Scott Switzer, Robert Gershon, and Marquis Walsh, features the first footage ever shot inside the only Carthusian monastery in North America. The film explores a world of spiritual silence and solitude.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the documentary’s producers and Roman Catholic Rev. Stephen Rossetti, a New York Times best-selling author, and the executive director of the monastery’s foundation.

The event is free and open to the public with light refreshments served.

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