No Greater Love Review

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A year in the life of the Most Holy Trinity in Notting Hill.


A decade in preparation, this is a humbling study of the Carmelites residing in Notting Hill’s Monastery Of The Most Holy Trinity. The sisters’ insights into a life of seclusion, contemplation and intercession are courageous and compelling, while the revelations about self-discovery, doubt and divine consolation are laudably frank and deeply moving.

Yet the community remains rootedly human and there’s a genuine compassion and humility about its willing vocation to pray on behalf of those too preoccupied with wordly things to find time for God. With light often streaming through the windows, the chapel sequences have a timeless beauty and intensity, with the music and grace the sisters insist exists within the silence often being profoundly palpable.

A moving insight into a hitherto unexplored world .