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The library, described by the foundress as the arsenal of the monastery, Lectio divina is the art of meditation in the Benedictine way of life. Its aim is to feed the prayer life through a meditative reflection on the Word of God: a reflection or pondering in the heart rather than an intellectual exercise
The library, described by the foundress as the arsenal of the monastery, Lectio...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
130 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/8
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The walled garden of the monastery
The walled garden of the monastery

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
130 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/6
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Sister Luke and Sister Therese, novices in the community
Sister Luke and Sister Therese, novices in the community

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/3
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Seven times a day the community processes into the sanctuary for the Hours of Nocturnes, Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline. The singing of the Divine Officeis the primary work of the Tyburn community. The purpose of this liturgy to sanctify time and all human activity will be achieved in our community
Seven times a day the community processes into the sanctuary for the Hours of No...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 196 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/4
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The cloister of the monastery. When the bell rings for the divine Office the sisters congregate here and wait in silence for several minutes in preparation for the singing of the Liturgy
The cloister of the monastery. When the bell rings for the divine Office the sis...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 196 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/5
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Each cell in the monastery contains a bed, a cross, a chair, a wardrobe, a desk and one picture of the sister's choice. Shared poverty and the renunciation of individual ownership are characteristic of a monastic community
Each cell in the monastery contains a bed, a cross, a chair, a wardrobe, a desk...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 137 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/12
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A place setting in the refectory. The rule of the Great Silence is observed here. The purpose of silence in the monastery is to develop the spirit or atmosphere of recollection necessary for deep prayer
A place setting in the refectory. The rule of the Great Silence is observed here...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
197 x 130 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/10
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During the ceremony of her final profession, a sister lies in front of the altar while the community and the congregation say a litany or prayer of intercession to the angels and saints
During the ceremony of her final profession, a sister lies in front of the altar...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
130 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/9
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The white veil of a novice "Our habit signifies complete detachment from the things of this world" (M Foundress 1902)
The white veil of a novice "Our habit signifies complete detachment from the thi...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 196 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/11
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The cowl is the garment traditionally worn for prayer in monastic communities
The cowl is the garment traditionally worn for prayer in monastic communities

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/2
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Prayer, lectio divina and work, according to Saint Benedict are the three most important elements of a monks life. Work within the community such as care of the pantry is one of many employments that are rotated every three months
Prayer, lectio divina and work, according to Saint Benedict are the three most i...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
130 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/7
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