The Western Dominican Province (USA) 1960

From Dominican Liturgy: “In 1960, the Western Dominican Province filmed one of the first “Vocation Videos” for an American religious order. The film was also meant to display to the “outside world” that it meant to live in a a Catholic monastery. The writings of Thomas Merton had already excited interest in the monastic life among Catholics and non-Catholics, and this film showcased the Dominican version of monastic life as it was lived in the 1950s at the House of Studies in California. The narrator is Fr. Finbar Hayes, O.P., who is today a member of the Dominican community at Saint Albert the Great Priory, our House of Studies, in Oakland CA.”