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The Everyday: Benedictine Life at Mount Saviour Monastery (2006)

Several characteristics of the monastic life are explored in great detail, including: Work, Prayer, and Hospitaity.

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The Everyday is a one-hour program documenting the lives of the monks living at Mount Saviour Monastery in Elmira, New York. The program, shot over the course of five years, is an invitation into the private and holy existence of monks. The Everyday explores the monastic attitudes toward everyday secular issues, such as work, commitment and love. The monks offer insights to the joys and the disappointments of monastic life and in the process, lay down the groundwork for a new way of thinking about our own 'everyday' lives. "The Everyday" is a profile of six monks and their quest to achieve the extraordinary by doing the ordinary, faithfully, everyday. Written by Matthew Kells

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"We do more by accident than many people do on purpose; but if we tried to do it on purpose we would probably mess it up and that's the secret of monastic life, it is a bit poetic."








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14 May 2006 (USA)  »

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$150,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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The Everyday took almost 7 years to complete; over 100 hours of Mount Saviour Monastery were shot over the course of that period. See more »

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Kevin McCormic is credited in the special thanks of this film. Many times during the making of the film, Fr. Martin referred to director Sean McGinn as Kevin McCormic so the producers felt it fitting that Keven be added to the credits. See more »

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