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Deep within themselves and find peace

If the Silja Walter went, she did this in a hurry. Goose-stepping through the monastery garden, with flowing robes through the long corridors of the monastery. Peace, it seems, she found only deep in itself. Sometimes, at least. These are the mystical moments, it is one of the major lyric poet. Silja Walter joined in 1948, into a Benedictine monastery, driving on the outskirts of the city of Zurich, in January 2011, she died there, 91-year-old. On next Tuesday they would celebrate their one hundredth birthday is the occasion for various events.

The Initiative for the Easter start to the end of the commemorative year came from Irene Gassmann, the prioress of the monastery, in the Silja Walter as a sister, Hedwig lived. She met the actress Christine Lather, who designed a musical theater piece with text by Silja Walter.

However, the question of what a mystic as Silja Walter in a secular time for a message?
prioress Irene: is A mystic to me is someone that is formulated from a very close relationship with God out of his experience. This has profoundly to do with Existential. So with life. I think existential life experiences are always very similar, whether I'm inside or outside. People like Silja Walter go quite in-depth and close everything. This requires a struggle. Your texts are extracted from this depth, then rise high to the light. This has much to do with Easter.

such A deep relationship with God only a few people today have. What your texts say to the other – you, Christine Lather? You have made programs about the Cabaret Cornichon and Margrit Rainer. And now Silja Walter...
Christine Lather: I approached her as an actress. To speak to these texts, I had to let you approach me, I had to move the words in me. And I know that this appeal to what I call here spontaneously to the "eighth sense". This has nothing to do with a specific God to believe. These texts touch something deep inside, beyond yourself.
you quoted Silja Walter: "There is the mighty, the powerful Other, tender as tender as anything, so, as quiet as anything in the world. On the face of all the earth, stars, sky included, there is nothing so Silent. Think Fuühlen and Love included, it is still incredibly quiet. And yet it has blown up the world-disc."
prioress Irene: I think all people ask themselves at some point, the question of why I'm here? What is my job here? And what happens after that? It is in these texts.

However, it belongs outright to the Definition of mysticism, this experience is totally individual...
prioress Irene: ...but you worded this in pictures, which leave a lot of room open, where I can find me, even if I'm elsewhere as you...

How you found because Silja Walter, Mrs Lather?
Lather: Out of the blue. In a lesson at drama school, I gave students the assignment to choose a set, we can then work with. A Student quoted a Passage that began with the words: "I go into a deep forest on the shore-less sea..." for me This was a magic Moment. I felt that these sentences bring in me a chord that was new. I asked by whom because the tribe, and went to check it out. It has not let me go.

And how was your first encounter with your sister, prioress Irene?
prioress Irene: , Even over the word, even in front of my monastery entrance. I was in the farmers school in the drive, and the prioress showed us a slide show on the monastery. The verses of Silja Walter were quoted, accompanying me ever since: "the monastery-driving on the edge of the city: the world, the earth and sky meet. What it is and to be: a place for God to bless mankind." That hit me like a bolt of lightning. Place for God ... because I knew then, I am one.

what is the status of Silja Walter in the monastic community?
prioress Irene: you had it easy in the community. And the community has had it with her. And still, you remained, and the community you keep. And all have benefited from it, that there was sometimes friction. My predecessor as prioress, Sr. Fidelis, once said that Silja Walter by this Rubbing of the crystal until the lights had come. And on the other hand, it has shaped us. It has led to unrest in the community, which led to a vibrancy that is still evident today in the driving. Unrest in the literal sense. It happened often that she left the Priory "türschletzend".

what are the reasons?
prioress Irene: I remember a case exactly. I wanted to watch the sisters in the cinema the Film "The great silence" about the life of monks in Big monastery. Some of the sisters were never in the cinema. Sister Hedwig was annoyed about it terribly. The I just need. Since the "look" and the Tagi would wait on the sisters. You don't like it when the exam and as a result, the seclusion of the monastic life was eased.

Who has prevailed?
prioress Irene: of course! I was still young back then, and they did at the beginning, a new era had dawned. At the same time, I've learned from her, is not responsible for anything that fits all, it is uncomfortable, for myself and for others.

woman Lather, you are not left with texts by Silja Walter is also the easiest way. What is the reaction of the audience to the rather hard to digest?
Lather: Sometimes it is silent for a long time, because the applause would dissolve a little, where you would linger. Some have told me that texts and images would remain in them.
prioress Irene: yeah, me too, these texts remain hanging. I notice again and again how current they are, for example, in relation to the role of women in the Church. When I think that she has some of them written fifty years ago! It was ahead of its time.

women in the Church, a topic that is burning under the nails. She supports you in this Opening?
prioress Irene: is preceded and has gepfadet the way.

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Created: 19.04.2019, 22:37 PM

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