posted on Aug 06, 2010 - 07:38 AM
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun
“50 years ago Jørgen Lauersen Vig bought Hesbjerg Castle, situated in the Danish country side, with the purpose of turning it into a monastery. Now, many years later, he is about to realize his old dream. A group of Russian Orthodox nuns are on their way, and thus Mr. Vigs life-long dream is about to come true. But, nuns have plans and wills of their own, and Mr. Vig must realize that the road to fulfilling his dream is very different than what he imagined. Written by Pernille Rose Grønkjær” (Source: imdb.com).
I watched this documentary about a year ago, but I believe it was released in 2006 or 2007. I honestly had a hard time following it in the beginning, but as I continued to watch the documentary, it became interesting.
The main message I got from the documentary was the spiritual love the nun provided Mr. Vig. It seemed as though Mr. Vig lived a somewhat lonely life. However, Mr. Vig never gave up on his dream to convert a castle into a monastery, which is really wonderful.
If you are interested in finding out more about this documentary, you may view the trailer at the following link: http://fest07.sffs.org/films/film_details.php?id=67
Take care and God Bless,
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