A look at life inside a Benedictine monastery.
M/S of monks in white cloaks entering St. Michael's Abbey. C/U of gargoyles. Various shots inside the Abbey of the monks praying, Father Prior leads the ceremony.
Various shots of the monks at work. C/U of a monk book binding - their chief support. L/S of Imperial Mausoleum built by the exiled French Empress, Eugenie in the grounds of the monastery. Various shots of the monks farming - feeding a calf, tending to tomato plants in a greenhouse, using a horse drawn plough. M/S of a monk chopping wood - he pauses when he heres a bell calling him to prayer. Various shots of monks sewing ornate vestment garments. Finally, a monk is seen decorating an Easter candle
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