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Father Karel or the endearing remnants of catholicism

Last week, for a film production, I joined father Karel Stautemas, a Norbertine from the abbey of Grimbergen, not far from Brussels, in his daily routine. I used the occasion to do some shooting at the side with my Leica MM.

Father Karel starts his day before 6 am, preparing breakfast for his fellow Norbertines. He enjoys a coffee in the local petrol station, has a parish to attend to, a 92-year-old former farmer friend to share communion with, and eventually misses out on the contemplation in the abbey.