Premiering Sunday, October 22, THE MONASTERY Sets Out to Discover if Age-Old Traditions Have Solutions for the Modern Generation
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THE MONASTERY premieres Sunday, October 22, at 10 PM (ET/PT) and follows five men of varied backgrounds and faiths who volunteer to join a Benedictine monastery. For the duration of their stay, they agree to the monastery’s strict rules and the regimen of prayer, study, reflection and manual labor set out by St. Benedict 1,500 years ago--a regimen that the monks believe, followed correctly, can transform lives.
The men featured in THE MONASTERY come from all walks of life -- a recovering alcoholic, an ex-con, a veteran of the war in
Filmed at The Monastery of Christ in the Desert in northern
THE MONASTERY is an unusual and powerful series, shot as an observational documentary. The men’s journeys are authentic; their experiences and revelations heartfelt and genuine.
“THE MONASTERY is a social, spiritual and learning experiment in which people experience the intensity of monastic life,” says TLC General Manager David Abraham. “The purpose is to expose people to the reality of unplugging from modern life completely and creating the opportunity to explore their lives in a contemplative environment. The tone of the series is thoughtful and respectful to the brothers and sisters who graciously opened their monastery home to our production team and the participants.”
THE MONASTERY is produced by Tiger/Tigress Productions for TLC. Charles Brand and Christine Weber are the executive producers and Sara Woodford is the series producer for Tiger/Tigress Productions. Brooke Runnette is the executive producer for TLC.
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