Scottish monks say 'Let the sun shine in'

religion | Jan 04, 2012 | By Dylan Parry

This video was produced by the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer (previously / also known as the Transalpine Redemptorists), the traditional religious community based on Papa Stronsay - a small, windswept Orkney Island. It was posted on their blog and must be amongst the best things I have ever encountered online!

The clip really cheered me up when watched it this morning. As one prone to depressive gloom, the song "Open up your Heart (and Let the Sunshine in)" written by Stuart Hamblen and performed by The Lancers combined with these images of Papa Stronsay was just what I needed today. The joyful video definitely beats a "light box" or whatever the medical profession now prescribe for the Winter blues or depression!

The Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer's website and blog offer great resources for the universal Church, and are imbued throughout with the splendour of the truth and the beauty of holiness. I highly recommend them both, and urge all my Catholic readers to show their support for these amazing men who live the evangelical counsels in a monastery on one of remotest of all the Orkney Islands ...

Spero columnist Dylan Parry writes at AReluctantSinner.

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