Tuesday, April 13, 2010

M...is for Monastery

A production company gained rare access inside this monastery of cloistered nuns in Toledo, Ohio.
A cast and crew from Detroit spent more than three weeks behind the secluded walls of the Monastery of the Visitation filming for an upcoming movie.
The movie "Leonie" tells the life story of Leonie Martin who overcame numerous struggles to become a Visitation nun.
I think this will be the first real film that shows life inside a religious monastery said the director.The religious order was founded in 1610 in France; and came to Toledo in 1915.
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27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post for the M day, Carol! And what a beautiful monastery! Love your photos! And I love the new picture in your sidebar! You both look wonderful! Have a great week!

Sylvia

jabblog said...

What a lovely, serene building - beautiful interiors.
I look forward to seeing that film.

Leslie: said...

Is it going to be a fictionalized account or a documentary? Sounds fascinating, either way. :D

Paula Scott said...

What a beautiful monastery! I hope I remember to see the movie when it comes out.

Willa said...

I lived in Ohio for more than 6 years, why oh why I never visited this place. Beautiful,Thanks for sharing. :)

photowannabe said...

I'm looking forward to seeing that. I love the hallway picture. 3 weeks on the inside is a lot for a cloistered group.

Carolyn Ford said...

I will definitely watch for that movie when it comes out. These are incredible shots. The composition is really excellent in all of them. Very interesting, too.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is so fascinating. Sounds like my type of film.
great pictures too.

Judy said...

Such a beautiful building. When does the movie come out?

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing some great photos and history of this monastery. It's my understanding that once a building has been cloistered it is very difficult to ever gain access again. It would be wonderful to see the inside and now we may get a chance!

Gattina said...

Very interesting, must be hard to live in there !
Gattina from the ABC Team

LisaF said...

Love the architecture of the monastery. You captured a great angle in the second shot.

Anna said...

What lovely pictures!! I think it would be so nice to live there... If I didn't have four kids I just might! ;)

dragonfly said...

I love the architecture you shown and captured here. I will look out for the movie. Beautiful, thanks

Life with Kaishon said...

It is so beautiful. I love the details. Very, very pretty.

Grace said...

The release dates seems to be June 2010. I once had an opportunity to visit this monastery and meet the sisters who are, curiously, the most reflective, yet active individuals I have encountered! Carol, what a creative 'M' post! I am greatly anticipating your next ABC post!

Grace and Bradley said...

What a beautiful building, do you have to get special permission to walk inside? Thanks for sharing.

Jay said...

That will be a fascinating movie! It has always seemed like a life which is wonderful, but not a path I feel I could ever take.

BTW, my site is back up now, if you tried earlier and failed. ;)

Beverley Baird said...

I will have to watch out for this movie.
Beautiful building! Great post!

Yolanda said...

I had to go track down this monastery! I found it, and I can't imagine how many times I passed by it over the years I've lived in Toledo. Today was a bit rainy, so my photos do not compare. These are beautiful captures of such a unique structure.

prashant said...

this is so fascinating. Sounds like my type of film.
great pictures too.
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Reader Wil said...

These photos are brilliant.

Deb said...

now that is a piece of history...thank you for sharing Carol...

M Hastings said...

Wow! How fascinating!!! So glad you shared!

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These are all very inspiring, captivating and indulging picturesque, which are all very beautiful, creative and admirable as well.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Carol, I'm glad you left a comment on my SkyWatch post, because I enjoyed your photos so much, I kept scrolling down your blog. You have lots of cool experiences and a great eye for capturing them.

I'm from Nebraska, and after longing to see the ocean a number of years, my husband and I drove to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Your photos brought back memories. We had so much fun, and I was in awe of the ocean.

I hope they get that oil cleaned up to minimize the damage from it.

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