Capturing the lives of monks in British Columbia

This Side of Eden,” which premiered Palm Sunday on Canada’s Salt + Light Television, has gotten great reviews, and viewers around the world have more chances to watch the documentary about the monks of Westminster Abbey in British Columbia. News flash: Not all of the monks are old!

Father Raymond J. de Souza, writing in Toronto’s The Catholic Register, called it “another Salt + Light gem” and said, “The producers have captured more than just what the monks do, but something of who they are.”

Also in The Catholic Register, writer Michael Swan said, “Filmmakers wanted people to feel the connection between liturgy and life at the abbey.”

Here is the schedule for “This Side of Eden” on Salt + Light, EWTN and Boston’s Catholic TV. In addition to the following viewing times (all Eastern time), the broadcasts will be streamed live through each carrier’s website.

Salt + Light: April 20, 8 p.m. Note that Salt + Light is available through SHAW Channel 160, BellTV channel 654, Telus channel 159.

EWTN: April 19, 5:30 p.m.; April 23, 11:30 p.m.

Catholic TV: April 20, 3:30 p.m.; April 22, 8 a.m.; April 23, 1:30 p.m.; April 24, 5:30 a.m.

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