A young man, inspired by the work of Thomas Merton, feels called to the monastic life. During his first visit to Gethsemani Abbey, Kentucky, he encounters an elderly woman on the nature trails. As they talk, he gradually senses that she knew Merton very well indeed.
She tries to convince the young man that hope and meaning can only be found in loving relationships with others. But he yearns for the love that he hopes will grow in the silence, discipline, and peace of the monastery. Drama.
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