Photographer Jonathan Liechti is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From the project ‘On the water of life’. To see Jonathan’s body of work, click on any image.
At the tip of the town of Rapperswil in Switzerland, surrounded by the lake, nine brothers and sisters live in a Capuchin community. (As of July 2017) The Capuchins, a Franciscan mendicant order, are characterized by their modest life. They focus on their relationship with God and the community, from which they draw strength. The daily routine in the Capuchin monastery is composed by four prayer times, household chores, professional activities (priest, journalist, pastoral worker) and public events.
In July 2017, I lived in the monastery for a fortnight and documented the daily life of the brothers and sisters. The resulting work is intended to give an insight into the life of the community: This includes the strictly regulated daily routine, the lively togetherness, but also small personal pleasures like a refreshing bath in the lake.
All images and text © Jonathan Liechti
By Jonathan Liechti
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I would love to see Switzerland someday…