An Audience with Fr Giles
It's amazing what you find on the net - here is a 53 minute 'audience' with Fr Giles, sometime Prior of Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland. It brings back particularly happy memories for me since he led my pre-diaconal and priestly ordination retreats. The interviewer is an anthropologist from Cambridge and seems to have a particular interest in the organisational and technological aspects of monasteries (especially clocks!). Although this is not a 'religious' interview as such, Fr Giles' wisdom shines through.
So, if you want to discover some unusual sidelights on monastic history (and if you have the time), pour yourself some whiskey, sit back and enjoy!