• Short Summary

    A glimpse into the world of the modern nun.

  • Description

    Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey.

    A group of nuns are seen at work and at prayer. They are the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood. Various shots of them working on the nunnery farm - they are seen driving a tractor and milking cows.

    Panning shot of the dormitories of the nunnery. A young nun uses a broom to clean her room. Nice shots of the nuns sitting down to a meal together. A nun reads from the bible as they eat.

    Shots of two nuns using a cement mixer and shots of the nuns doing building work. They use a plank to flatten some cement. "Their brand of Christianity is muscular, to an almost a masculine degree" states the narrator.

    Printing plant is seen - nun stands beside the printing press and checks the results.

    Nuns are seen inside a church. There are some very young girls in the church.

    A nun cleans an outdoor swimming pool and another cuts the grass with a pair of hand shears. Other nuns are seen fishing. One of the nuns wears sunglasses.

    Film ends with shot of doors opening to show a nun kneeling before a statue of the Virgin Mary in prayer.

    Note: some of the shots seem rather incongruous - especially the sequence with the cement mixer.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:52:00 / 01:16:02:00
    CP 559

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