Sisters of Sclerder

Sisters of Sclerder is a captivating project by photographer Ibolya Fehrer, documenting the quiet and humble existence of nuns in The Carmelite Monastery in Cornwall.

“The Carmelite order is one of the oldest and strictest among the female contemplative orders. Sclerder Abbey is an enclosed monastery where outsiders are allowed only on rare occasions. Apart from the two recreation times the sisters spend their day in prayer and working in silence, only talking when it is necessary.

My work explores monastic life as an alternative way of living at the beginning of the 21st century in Britain. As our contemporary society is driven by materialism and is ever more homogenised, it is increasingly challenging to find alternative, more spiritual lifestyles. The Nuns take vows of obedience, poverty and chastity and dedicate their life to live in unity with God and to pray for the world. As a community their simple but strict lifestyle allows them to seek harmony and happiness.”

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

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Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

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Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

Every day life in an enclosed Carmelite Monastery

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