This Clarisses photo was shot at chapel in Ano Syros (Syros island, Greece) in summer 2008.
I found a small chapel and entered. No people were inside. There were just two nuns, hidden behind a wooden barrier and unseen. Two nuns, one playing the organ and one singing a chant with a glorious voice, praying alone inside.
You could not see them but they were there, singing gloriously.
They had no audience, but they put their best for their faith. I stayed there for about 20 mins in awe, waiting to see any of them behind the barrier.
I kept waiting for a glimpse that could really depict the glory of the chant and of the moment. At the right moment I managed to capture this glimpse of their devotion.
Hope you like its symbolism…
PS: Ines, a “digital” friend was kind enough to e-mail me some further details on Clarisses.
Ines wrote: “these nuns are called “Clarisses” (in UK “Poor Clare”) and as you can understand they are what we say in greek “eglistes kalogries”. They don’t go out and they make a great work for the poors. That’s what I know about them, (as I have roots from Syros) and I have also been told from relatives that they are very kind and their voice is something else!”
Indeed Ines, their voice was something else! Thank you!